Fixing DLL problems

If you ask me, these are all bad ideas:

  • Downloading missing DLLs from some DLL download site you found via a web search
  • Copying DLLs to your system32 folder
  • Copying DLLs from one version of Softimage to another

Fixing DLL problems involves doing some troubleshooting to figure out the root cause of the problem. Often, an error message about a DLL is just a symptom.

For missing DLLs, don’t download the DLL from some dll-download site. Usually a re-install of your software package, or an install of the appropriate redistributable package, will fix the problem.

Copying a DLL from one version of an application to another is a little crazy. You’re just asking for trouble 😉