zipfldr.dll Troubleshoot and Download

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing zipfldr.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 zipfldr.dll file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

zipfldr.dll file Compressed (zipped) Folders. 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 zipfldr.dll related errors on your device. You can also download zipfldr.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Windows XP 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, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename zipfldr.dll
File extension DLL
Description Compressed (zipped) Folders
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 zipfldr.dll file. zipfldr.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 zipfldr.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to zipfldr.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 zipfldr.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.

zipfldr.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 zipfldr.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 zipfldr.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 zipfldr.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 zipfldr.dll file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the zipfldr.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 zipfldr.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 zipfldr.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 zipfldr.dll file

The last solution is to manually download and replace zipfldr.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 zipfldr.dll file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of zipfldr.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: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your zipfldr.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 zipfldr.dll
System Windows 10
File size 345600 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 28cfc0ea395e4a73ab1870fcf7e3eb75
SHA1 e58b833ef865285ff923c1382c220e52680e23a5
SHA256 582a827d7ad4b6704317115e3f0645fef099e8f8d4ae0a9c031d42b0ec0ae862
CRC32 1823c02e
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename zipfldr.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 404480 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 c0aa1742cb0aeda986a3232aff43338c
SHA1 4e31aa28e05a96ffa87dd121b36e82bf7eabca3a
SHA256 bc3096f9239867c120c6973522aaa982ecd0edfe6dd3ac037318842b719d26c8
CRC32 36dbae40
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename zipfldr.dll
System Windows 8
File size 398848 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 099d5ee478c9125f54633d92af4ff325
SHA1 c8ec4e210e785b6308eac28f40bee949e3dcb95a
SHA256 c51d9ddca035aa7247fa5ccfcb435bef412cc2b36682da6c7607215cbca6fb4d
CRC32 56abfe21
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename zipfldr.dll
System Windows 7
File size 327680 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 a2f0b6a45ef5b68173aaa2a39690904e
SHA1 57033dd241a8430920b19509894e8102d33ba594
SHA256 92b346acd035d2e6060f5d51f1abac3afe902d3d8742860bd4935a63b9573c9d
CRC32 90305ed2
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename zipfldr.dll
System Windows 7
File size 366080 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 bbaae027c176402e221cadbfcaeb5407
SHA1 b0fdb6b003c056ba781e8a253b204e92dda18cb5
SHA256 42408790dd435b5625e33c53013db080fc3f583f2d54a71a866f70090e45cca2
CRC32 6ed8ae5c
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename zipfldr.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 387072 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 5f5eec2778893ca2ec3a423fbdc10f6f
SHA1 17e379b942ae59366f693adca546eec6f8000ca2
SHA256 68fec919f51a7e7ff77185cd997446532b3a3b5b3cfcaf115e8fbc00c0a83629
CRC32 577903fc
Example file location ---
Filename zipfldr.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 342528 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 7d80f287aeedd39c03e118e0ebd3311e
SHA1 343bd029c0154473f930e5acd1049976e86a6377
SHA256 4f5c83e2e048448b0e0d83d0ee2c4ebdfb797a7d7004ce201991a167b8b101cc
CRC32 83c53e58
Example file location ---
Filename zipfldr.dll
System Windows XP
File size 338432 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 c444b433a340c24b51a2dace9d13fc70
SHA1 18db98f46fcdfcdd823517cc5a73e209fca138da
SHA256 32df665a6267231245235cc90cc17bc8f9869642d2d848e6fc8f9a417ba570fd
CRC32 ff731320
Example file location ---