How to Fix Granny2.dll Not Found Error

Granny2.dll is a dynamic link library file created by RAD Game Tools, Inc. and is used by Granny.

A missing or corrupted granny2.dll file prevents players from playing various games. An error message also comes up saying that the granny2.dll was not found. This is mostly true for games that are not supported on Windows Vista.

Repairing this error is relatively quick and easy. However, the fix will require the user to download the granny2.dll. The file may be found in various online sites. Users are advised to practice caution when downloading files from the internet.

Users may think that the granny2.dll file they are downloading is valid and legitimate, but the file may actually be a virus, a Trojan or some other form of malware masquerading as the real granny2 file. Instead of being beneficial to the user, the malware file may lead to computing and security issues.

Users are always advised to practice safe surfing. Your machine’s health is important, and the data in your machine may be even more important, especially if you use your machine for online banking, bills payment and more.

Some malware files act as keyloggers and take note of every key you hit on the keyboard. Websites you visit may also be logged. Every bit of information that you enter becomes vulnerable to misuse.

Prevention is  easier than cure, so users should not only practice safe surfing, but should also take the necessary steps to protect themselves. Users should always have a good antivirus program in place. This antivirus program should always be kept updated. This will allow the antivirus utility to keep up with the latest virus definitions; thus, enabling the tool to better protect the user from attacks and intrusions.

An antivirus program should be paired with a reliable anti-spyware program to step up security. Anti-spyware programs may be able to find and eliminate threats already present in the system and prevent newer threats from taking residence on a user’s machine.

Always go for trusted programs like STOPzilla Antivirus and Spyware Cease for your antivirus and anti-spyware needs respectively. Many malware camouflage their selves as security software and ask the user to download updates. In truth, the user is downloading more malware and worsening the infection.

Now that users have been warned on the dangers of downloading irresponsibly, here are instructions for fixing the granny2.dll not found error.

How to Fix Granny2.dll Not Found Error

Solution 1

  1. Download the granny2.dll file.

  2. Extract to the following folder depending on the operating system that you are using.

    For Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows ME:
    Extract the file to C:\Windows\System\granny2.dll

    For Windows NT and Windows 2000:
    Extract the file to C:\WINNT\System32\granny2.dll.

    For Windows XP:
    Extract the file to C:\Windows\System32\granny2.dll.

    For Windows Vista:
    Extract the file to C:\Windows\System32\granny2.dll.

  3. Reboot your PC.

If you are still getting an error message, you may need to register the file.

To do this you need to:

  1. Go to Start and then proceed to Run.
  2. Type in regsvr32 granny2.dll.
  3. A confirmation message will appear on your screen.

Solution 2 – Heroes of Might and Magic Fix
This solution is specific to the game Heroes of Might and Magic.

  1. Download the granny2.dll file.
  2. Extract the granny2 file to My Documents\My Games\Heroes of Might and Magic V\Profiles.
  3. Create the path if not present.
  4. Start the game and create your profile

Solution 3 – Battleground

This solution is similar to both solutions posted above except for UAC in Vista. This is also specific to the game Battleground.

  1. Download the granny2.dll file.
  2. Extract the file to C:\Windows\System32.
  3. Run the file.
  4. Install Battleground.
  5. Turn off User Account Control in Windows Vista (This is not a generally recommended solution as turning off UAC poses a security risk.)
  6. Play game.