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Comdlg32 Ocx 0x8002801c

  1. Comdlg32.ocx Missing
  2. Comdlg32.ocx

Today when I run an old tool on my x64 Windows 7, following error message is displayed:

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Comdlg32 Ocx 0x8002801cMissing

Comdlg32.ocx Missing


Component ‘COMDLG32.OCX’ or one of its dependencies is not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid.

Here is how to resolve comdlg32.ocx missing error.

  1. To register a ocx file, open a command prompt window as an administrator, type the following and hit Enter: regsvr32 “path & filename of ocx“ Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help.
  2. I need the COMDLG32.OCx to install somthing but it's missing. I looked it up but it only shows how to do it for XP, 2000, and 98 I put it in Windows system folder but then I have to register it and the command they give me to put in the RUN dosn't work. Can you help me out.:confused: Thanks.
  3. Solution 1: Re-register the File. If the ‘comdlg32.ocx’ file on your computer has gone missing or corrupt, the best thing you can do is to download a working file and re-register using Command Prompt.
  1. Download and extract comdlg32.ocx from zip file
  2. Move comdlg32.ocx to c:Windowssystem32 folder. For 64bit Vista/Win7, move comdlg32.ocx to c:WindowsSysWOW64
  3. Open a command line window and run following command:

    Note: a) On 64bit Vista/Win7, run this command instead:

    b) For Vista/Win7 with UAC turn on, the above command needs to be run from elevated command prompt.

  4. Once comdlg32 is registered successfully, following message will prompt, DllRegisterServer in C:WINDOWSSystem32comdlg32.ocx succeeded.
  5. Now launch the application again you should not see file missing error.


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Update: Important note if you use Windows 7: registering comdlg32.ocx must be done as administrator, or regsvr32.exe will fail with error 0x8002801c. To do this as administrator, Go to All Programs -> Accessories -> Command Prompt’, right click on ‘Command Prompt’ icon, and click on ‘Run as administrator’ to start a command prompt, then run the regsvr32 command