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DLL file format description

DLL file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with DLL files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the DLL file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing DLL files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 Windows Dynamic Linked Llibrary

The DLL file is a Windows Dynamic Linked Library. A DLL is a file of code containing functions that can be called from other executable code (either an application or another DLL). Programmers use DLLs to provide code that they can reuse and to parcel out distinct jobs. Unlike an executable (EXE) file, a DLL cannot be directly run. DLLs must be called from other code that is already executing.

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Category:Application files
Mime-type:application/x-msdownload
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Windows Dynamic Linked Llibrary related extensions

  • xaml Extensible Application Markup Language
  • skprx Sony PS Vita Kernelspace Plugin
  • 3dsx Nintendo 3DS Homebrew Launcher
  • cgi Common Gateway Interface

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Windows can't open your DLL file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this DLL file.

To set the DLL file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set DLL file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle DLL files with care

Exercise caution when handling DLL files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar DLL files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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