How to fix Mshtml.dll not found error [QUICK FIX]

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mshtml.dll not found

Many users reported that mshtml.dll was not found on their PC.  In this article, we will outline the causes and methods to solve this error.

How can I fix mshtml.dll not found error? The easiest way to fix this issue is to start Command Prompt and run the command to re-register mshtml.dll file. If that doesn’t work, try performing a System Restore. In the worst case scenario, you might have to reinstall Windows completely.

What do to if mshtml.dll isn’t found?

  1. Undo Changes on your System
  2. Restore mshtml.dll. from the Recycle Bin
  3. Register mshtml.dll manually
  4. Reinstall Windows

1. Undo Changes on your System

Sometimes major system changes can cause mshtml.dll not to be found. To fix that, you need to restore your system by doing the following:

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Type System Restore in the search bar and press the Enter button.
  3. Then, click System Restore from the results of the search.
  4. Now, enter your password if asked and follow the on-screen steps to choose a restore location.
    system restore mshtml.dll not found
  5. Finally, restore your PC.

Run a third-party DLL fixer

There are plenty of third-party programs out there that promise to fix or replace missing or broken DLLs, and most of them stay true to their word. However, if you are to choose just one, then there’s no way you can go wrong with Restoro.

How to use Restoro to fix missing or broken DLLs

  1. Download here Restoro and install it on your Windows 10 PC
  2. Let Restoro perform a full system scan
  3. When the scan is finished, press Clean Now
    • This is when you will have to activate your license key
    • Before the repair process starts, Restoro will create a restore point of your system in case things go wrong
  4. Restoro will now proceed to fix your DLL-related issue.

Note: While Restoro can be downloaded for free, it has limited functionality until you activate it. That being the case, if you want the full benefit of a great PC repair and optimization tool, you should purchase the full license.


2. Restore Mshtml.dll. from the Recycle Bin

We use this solution because Mshtml.dll may have been deleted mistakenly. If this is the case, you will just have to restore back to your PC.

  1. Navigate to Recycle Bin and double click on it.
  2. Then, look for Mshtml.dll in the right upper corner.
  3. After you locate it, move it to the following location:
     C/:Windows/System32
  4. Lastly, restart your computer.

3. Register mshtml.dll manually

Sometimes your Mshtml.dll file is not found simply because it’s not registered. To fix the problem, do the following:

  1. Start Command Prompt as administrator.
  2. Type regsvr32 /u mshtml.dll in the box and press the Enter button to unregister the file.unregister mshtml.dll not found
  3. Also, type regsvr32 /i mshtml.dll in the box and press the Enter button to register the file.register mshtml.dll not found
  4. After, close the Command Prompt window.

Finally, restart your computer and see if the error persists.


4. Reinstall Windows

This solution should be used as a last resort if all other solutions fail. Bear in mind that this solution will remove all files from your system drive, so be sure to back it up beforehand. After you reinstall Windows, check if the problem is still there.

If mshtml.dll was not found on your system, you might have some issues running certain applications. However, we hope that you found some of our solutions helpful.

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