How to Repair ExplorerFrame.dll? Download Now

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing ExplorerFrame.dll files. Situations like that can occur, for example, during a software installation process. Each software program requires certain resources, libraries, and source data to work properly. Corrupted or nonexistent ExplorerFrame.dll file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

ExplorerFrame.dll file ExplorerFrame. The file was developed by for use with software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of ExplorerFrame.dll related errors on your device. You can also download ExplorerFrame.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename ExplorerFrame.dll
File extension DLL
Description ExplorerFrame
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Dynamic link library
System Windows NT 32-bit
Copyrights © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Character set Unicode
Language cod English (U.S.)

There are various types of errors related to ExplorerFrame.dll file. ExplorerFrame.dll file may be located in wrong file directory on your device, may not be present in the system, or may be infected with malicious software and therefore not work correctly. Below is a list of most common error messages related to ExplorerFrame.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • ExplorerFrame.dll is corrupted
  • ExplorerFrame.dll cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - ExplorerFrame.dll
  • ExplorerFrame.dll file error
  • ExplorerFrame.dll file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register ExplorerFrame.dll file:
  • ExplorerFrame.dll file could not be loaded
  • ExplorerFrame.dll file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because ExplorerFrame.dll file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to ExplorerFrame.dll can be addressed in various ways. Some methods are meant only for advanced users. If you don't have confidence in your skills, we suggest consulting a specialist. Fixing ExplorerFrame.dll file errors should be approached with utmost caution for any mistakes can result in unstable or unproperly working system. If you have the necassary skills, please proceed.

ExplorerFrame.dll file errors can be caused by various factors, so its is beneficial to try to fix them using various methods.

Step 1: Scan your computer for any malicious software

Virus Scan

Windows files are commonly attacked by malicious software that prevents them from working properly. First step in addressing problems with ExplorerFrame.dll file or any other Windows system files should be scanning the system for malicious software using an antivirus tool.

If by any chance you don't have any antivirus software installed on your system yet, you should do it immediately. Unprotected system is not only a source of file errors, but, more importantly, makes your system vulnerable to many dangers. If you don't know which antivirus tool to choose, consult this Wikipedia article – comparison of antivirus software.

Step 2: Update your system and drivers.

Windows Update

Installing relevant Microsoft Windows patches and updates may solve your problems related to ExplorerFrame.dll file. Use dedicated Windows tool to perform the update.

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "Windows Update" in the search field
  3. Choose the appropriate software program (name may vary depending on your system version)
  4. Check if your system is up to date. If any unapplied updates are listed, install them immediately.
  5. After the update has been done,restart your computer in order to complete the process.

Beside updating the system, it is recommended that you install latest device drivers, as drivers can influence proper working of ExplorerFrame.dll or other system files. In order to do so, go to your computer or device producer's website where you will find information regarding latest driver updates.

Step 3: Use System File Checker (SFC) tool

System File Checker

System File Checker is a Microsoft Windows tool. As the name suggests, the tool is used for identyfing and addressing system file related errors, including those related to ExplorerFrame.dll file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the ExplorerFrame.dll file with properly working version. To use the tool:

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "cmd" in the search field
  3. Locate "Command Prompt" result – don't run it yet:
  4. Click the right mouse button and select "Run as Administrator" option
  5. Type "sfc /scannow" in console prompt to start the program and follow the instructions

Step 4: Restoring Windows system

Windows Recovery

Another approach is to restore system to previous state, before the ExplorerFrame.dll file error occured. In order to restore your system, follow the instructions below

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "System Restore" in the search field
  3. Start the system restore tool – it's name may differ depending on version of the system
  4. The application will guide you through the process – read the messages carefully
  5. After the process has finished, restart your computer.

If all the above-mentioned methods failed and the ExplorerFrame.dll file problem has not been resolved, proceed to the next step. Remember that the following steps are intended only for advanced users.

Download and replace ExplorerFrame.dll file

The last solution is to manually download and replace ExplorerFrame.dll file in appropriate folder on the disk. Select file version compatible with your operating system and click the "Download" button. Next, go to your web browser's "Downloaded" folder and copy the downloaded ExplorerFrame.dll file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of ExplorerFrame.dll file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---

If the steps did not solve your ExplorerFrame.dll file problem, you should consult a professional. A probability exists that the error(s) might be device-related and therefore should be resolved at the hardware level. A fresh operating system installation might be necessary – a faulty system installation process can result in data loss.

File versions list

Filename ExplorerFrame.dll
System Windows 10
File size 4417024 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 74006262eca3e5703f7d4514d54408b7
SHA1 1d1940fc70e43f0e05eb140caeb2ecc05ad1c2fc
SHA256 3a0ab0ebdd082419ad5d1d10e7d1abc1c7e8c1c70dd72a9aea06e92847931228
CRC32 0b147736
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename ExplorerFrame.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 2706432 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 0d33ab084525ab84142f7c3356eb1aa6
SHA1 1a84bacaceea2fae8d0c6bb2f41fc4097fbf10f9
SHA256 ca92202d492ec538e2a5f7540446d8637231398c4b7bc3487f0e1658e5d05392
CRC32 3e67277c
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename ExplorerFrame.dll
System Windows 8
File size 2514432 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 074223c4d8109c016b5864debf356bd8
SHA1 d331c5cf333cd20a2541da13878f3fd8985cfebe
SHA256 8301009c38244cb8457e94ed30456341e5a61469f442d6bc59fd1bd75c178e29
CRC32 111539f6
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename ExplorerFrame.dll
System Windows 7
File size 1493504 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 e2a17bcc08d92f42e08af6ba2f93aba7
SHA1 9802117508c7b0a2d5663d066ec173031eb60786
SHA256 5fc9d47bf4b1094becc0c0ddcd5cd4318dd3e4495d982f8785331616d5b82599
CRC32 895e7e77
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename ExplorerFrame.dll
System Windows 7
File size 1866240 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 eed05d42d91835064703e2318552ed25
SHA1 aa7e817ccad26070bce1161894f97e10aaa56fb9
SHA256 e9ee1e2253445b207b76f5d3073c612ed979a982522c1515e0fe8fa9641ae568
CRC32 dcb098ee
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename ExplorerFrame.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 20992 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 61216539e55ddf2f78e421e7ef140650
SHA1 928229bd0b7c3314cc7c9f4a7bef9499157f9413
SHA256 0897eea53f8924441fd2f61eb0fce96142a6526edb857b1638fedd9304ad3561
CRC32 f0ce8f66
Example file location ---
Filename ExplorerFrame.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 39936 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 61c090afc693640742904a4fa2409bbc
SHA1 eae901360e1f676e64345286f84d7ccaffddf76c
SHA256 c89df4c3c6c1f4d3b71e03af5a8ac0c2cefab0676d5ff358e687dae2319c0305
CRC32 8148be86
Example file location ---