FIX: Res ieframe.dll errors in Internet Explorer

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How to FIX Res ieframe.dll errors in Internet Explorer

Ieframe.dll is a Dynamic Link Library file for Internet Explorer that converts HTML code to webpages.

The res://ieframe.dll/ error is one of a few ieframe.dll issues that can arise for Internet Explorer users while browsing.

Here is what one user has to say on the Microsoft support forum about this issue:

When I open Internet Explorer 8 ,the following appears in the address: res://ieframe.dll/acr_error.htm#

I cannot enter any web address in the address bar and the page keeps on refreshing!

It is worth mentioning that this error appears no matter what version of Internet Explorer you’re using.

Check out how to fix this issue by following the methods described below.

How can I fix the Res ieframe.dll errors?

1. Update Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer Downloads page res ieframe.dll errors

  1. Navigate to the download page of the latest version of Internet Explorer.
  2. Select your operating system from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click Download IE 11 and install it on 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. Clear temporary IE files

  1. Open your Internet Explorer browser.
  2. Click Tools.
  3. Select the Safety and Delete browsing history.
    Delete Browsing History window res ieframe.dll errors
  4. Select the Temporary Internet files and website files checkbox.
  5. Click the Delete button.

3. Turn off IE’s add-ons

  1. Click the Tools button in your browser.
  2. Select the Manage add-ons option to open the window in the snapshot directly below.
    Manage Add-ons window res ieframe.dll errors
  3. Select the All add-ons option on the Show drop-down menu.
  4. Then right-click the listed add-ons and select their Disable options.

4. Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Run by pressing the Windows key + R keys.
  2. Next, input inetcpl.cpl in the Open box, and press the OK button.
  3. Select the Advanced tab shown directly below.
    Internet Properties window res ieframe.dll errors
  4. Click the Reset button to open the window in the snapshot directly below.
    Reset Internet Explorer Settings window res ieframe.dll errors
  5. Click Reset again to confirm.

5. Turn off the Windows firewall

  1. Press the Win + R keys.
  2. Type firewall.cpl in the text box and click OK to open the Windows Defender Firewall applet.
    Windows Defender Firewall window res ieframe.dll errors
  3. Click Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off to open further options.
    Customize Settings window res ieframe.dll errors
  4. Select the Turn off Windows Defender Firewall options on the Customize Settings window.
  5. Click the OK option to exit the window.

6. Configure IE to check for new webpage versions more often

  1. Enter inetcpl.cpl in the Run dialog box and click OK.
  2. Click Settings on the General tab.
    Website Data Settings window res ieframe.dll errors
  3. Select the Every time I visit the webpage radio button.
  4. Click the OK button.

7. Move IE’s Temporary Internet Files folder to its default path

  1. Ieframe.dll errors can also arise when Internet Explorer’s Temporary Internet Files folder isn’t in its default path. To fix that, open the Website Data Settings window as outlined for the resolution directly below.
  2. Click the Move to folder button on the Website Data Settings window.
    Browse for Folder window res ieframe.dll errors
  3. Expand the C: drive on the Browse for Folder window.
  4. Then open this path: C:/Users/[username]/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/iNetCache
  5. Click the OK buttons on the windows.
  6. Select the Yes option if you’re prompted to log off.

We hope this guide has managed to resolve the res://ieframe.dll/ error easily.

These resolutions can also fix other ieframe.dll issues with different error messages.

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FAQ: Learn more about Res ieframe.dll errors

  • Is error res://ieframe.dll/acr_error.htm#hrbl.netexclusively an Internet Explorer issue?

Yes, as the ieframe.dll is a component of Internet Explorer.

  • Will an antivirus scan fix the res://ieframe.dll/ error?

Yes, an antivirus scan could feasibly resolve the error. Check out our 6 best antivirus software with a lifetime licence

  • Can the res://ieframe.dll/ be a network issue?

Yes, this error message can be related to a network issue.

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in July 2020 and was revamped and updated in November 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
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