Missing api-ms-win-downlevel-shell32-l1-1-0.dll error solution for Windows

Please read the instructions carefully before you download the api-ms-win-downlevel-shell32-l1-1-0.dll.Take the proper steps to safely clean and repair windows errors.

1. Where should this file go? After you download api-ms-win-downlevel-shell32-l1-1-0.dll on your machine, paste it in directory where it missing, and also copy it to

Windows 95, 98, ME C:\Windows\System
Windows NT, 2000 C:\WinNT\System32
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 C:\Windows\System32
64-bit Windows C:\Windows\System64

If you can't find windows directory try:
a. Press and hold Windows key on your keyboard, then press button R.
b. Enter the command "cmd" and press Enter
c. In a command window enter the command "set systemroot" and press Enter. It will display system directory.
2. Go to "start" ==> "run" and type "regsvr32 api-ms-win-downlevel-shell32-l1-1-0.dll" to register the file to the system.

File Information
  • Nameapi-ms-win-downlevel-shell32-l1-1-0.dll (api-ms-win-downlevel-shell32-l1-1-0.dl_)
  • CategoryOperating System > dll
  • DescriptionApiSet Stub DLL
    Microsoft Windows Operating System
    Version: 6.3.9600.16384
  • Filenameapi-ms-win-downlevel-shell32-l1-1-0.zip
  • Filesize1.79 kB
  • Filetypezip (Mime Type: application/zip)
  • Rating 4.7 / 5 , 56 rating
  • MD5: b922ecce9a181010c01f58c88e0d3cf4
  • SHA1: ca5d2320bc8c7dd36d123f72e86383d00488c395
  • SHA265: $5$rounds=5000$dlldownloadsyste$4FllIWGFsnNXZmiGz/qsOX.0sKln.9Sx4N.VPigdp23

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