Solution to Userenv.dll Not Found Error

Userenv.dll ? File Information

The userenv.dll module stores application programming interface (API) functions to create and manage user profiles.

The userenv.dll file is known to exist in 658,432, 727,552, 209,920, 394,000, 723,456, 732,672, 102,400, and 713,728 bytes sizes.

Userenv.dll is statically linked with which files?

The userenv.dll file is known to be statically linked to the following files:


Note: Being statically linked means that when the userenv.dll file is loaded the above files are automatically loaded too. Also, if one or more of these files are missing or corrupt, you will not be able to load userenv.dll.

I am receiving the ?userenv not found? error, should I perform a userenv.dll download from the Internet?

Commonly, ?userenv.dll not found or userenv missing errors? are generated when the DLL is missing from your computer. Yes, you can download the missing file from the Internet to rectify the error. To be on the safer side, ensure that you download the missing file from a reliable online DLL directory. Many dubious websites push files that are laced with spyware or adware programs. Do not download a DLL file from dubious or blacklisted websites, as instead of resolving your problem, the downloaded DLL may cause more issues with your computer.

One piece of advice, before you download the missing file, check the contents of your Recycle Bin. You may have accidentally deleted the file, causing the ?userenv not found error? to appear. If you suspect that you deleted the file by mistake but have emptied the Recycle Bin, making file recovery impossible using the built-in tools, you may use a reliable third party file recovery program, such as Data Recovery Pro or Spotmau Powersuite to recover the deleted userenv.dll file.

The best thing about tools, such as Spotmau Powersuite is that you can boot using their CD and recover files that prevent your computer from booting up.

I have downloaded the userenv file but still getting the ?userenv not found error?

There could be two plausible reasons for this; you have not saved the downloaded userenv file in the correct location or the userenv.dll file is not registered on your computer.

When you download a DLL file, ensure that you save the file in its original location. If you do not know the default location of the userenv.dll, save the file in your system folder (the common path is C:\Windows\System32). After you have saved the file, register the DLL. To achieve this, perform the following steps:

  1. Go to Start and select Run.
  2. In the Open box, type cmd and press the OK button.
  3. Next, in the command prompt window, type the following command and press Enter.
    regsvr32 userenv.dll
  4. After the file is registered, type exit in the command prompt window and press Enter.

The userenv.dll file is present on the hard disk but still receiving ?userenv not found? error

If the DLL is present on your computer but you are still getting the userenv.errors, run a malware scan on your PC using advanced security software, such as STOPzilla Antivirus and Spyware Cease. Malware programs, such as virus, worms, and trojans deliberately corrupt your DLLs, such as userenv.dll by altering their codes.

After you remove the malware, we recommend that you also run a registry scan using a reliable registry cleaning utility, such as RegServe to remove any corrupt or invalid entries that the malware may have added into the registry.