Resolution to Apphelp.dll Missing Errors

Apphelp.dll ? File Information

The apphelp.dll module is associated with the Microsoft Windows Operating System. The most common size of the apphelp.dll file is 126,976 bytes. You may also find the file in 150,016 and 124,928 bytes size.

The apphelp.dll file is known to be created under the following filenames:

%AppData%\chat republic games\superstar racing\apphelp.dll
%AppData%\login king\apphelp.dll
%ProgramFiles%\granado espada\apphelp.dll
%ProgramFiles%\gateway\power management\apphelp.dll
%ProgramFiles%\driverguide cd\files\html\apphelp.dll
%ProgramFiles%\xerox\support centre\apphelp.dll
%Windir%\driver cache\apphelp.dll


  • %AppData% is a variable that points to the folder that serves as a common repository for application-specific data. Typically, the path is C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data.
  • %CommonAppData% is a variable that points to the folder that stores data for all users. Typically, the path is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data.
  • %FontsDir% is a variable that points to a virtual folder containing fonts. Typically, the path is C:\Windows\Fonts.
  • %ProgramFiles% is a variable that points to the Program Folder on your PC. Generally, it is C:\Program Files.
  • %System% is a variable that refers to your system folder. By default, the path is C:\Windows\System32 for Windows XP and Windows Vista.
  • %Temp% is a variable that refers to the temporary folder. Typically, the path is C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Temp
  • %Windir% is a variable and points to the folder where Windows is installed on your computer. By default, it is C:\Windows for Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Dependency Walker reports missing apphelp.dll. What to do.

Note: Dependency Walker is a free Microsoft program that is used to list the imported and exported functions of a portable executable file.

In most cases, you can safely ignore the above error.

The apphelp.dll file is used by Windows XP?s application compatibility feature. The apphelp.dll is used only in Windows XP and above versions.

Typically, this apphelp.dll error occurs on previous versions of Windows (Windows 95/98/2000/ME) that have Internet Explorer 6.0 version installed. The Internet Explorer 6.0 installs a file, called shwapi.dll that is known to have a delay-load dependency on the apphelp.dll file.

The above error is reported because shwapi.dll is not able to locate the apphelp.dll file on Windows Operating Systems prior to Windows XP. This is perfectly normal behavior because the apphelp.dll does not exist in these older Windows versions.

Apphelp.dll error

When you try to open the Device Manager utility on Windows computers, you may receive error messages, similar to the ones listed below:

  • ? The file apphelp.dll missing?


  • ?The file apphelp.dll not found?

Typically, ?pphelp.dll missing or apphelp.dll not found? errors occur when the DLL file is absent from your computer or is corrupted.

Perform the following steps to fix ?apphelp.dll not found or apphelp.dll missing? errors:

Download the missing apphelp.dll file from the Internet

When you encounter an apphelp.dll missing or not found error, first determine if the file is present on your hard disk or not. To do this, you may use the built-in Search utility. If the search results confirm that the apphelp.dll file is missing, download the file from a reliable and trustworthy online free DLL Directory and save the file in C:\Windows\System32 folder.

After you have saved the file, perform the following steps to register the DLL:

  1. Click Start and then click Run.
  2. Next, in the Open box type the command listed below and press Enter to register the DLL.
    regsvr32 apphelp.dll

Perform a malware scan

Missing or not found DLL errors also occur when the file is present on your computer but the application that requires it is not able to locate or access the DLL. This typically occurs when the DLL file is corrupt. The most common reason behind corruption of the DLL files is malware infection.

Malware programs deliberately add new or delete codes from your DLL files, such as apphelp.dll and corrupt them. To fix apphelp.dll errors occurring due to malware, such as virus, worm, and trojan run a malware scan on your entire system using advanced protective tools, such as STOPzilla Antivirus and Spyware Cease.