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my computer cant open files dll?

by tyshia190 / August 30, 2008 1:52 AM PDT

i downloaded this paint program which rocked and i was trying to download some plugins to go with it and i downloaded them in the right spot and followed the directions and everything but when i try to open the files it says the my computer cant read this file because its a dll? i have no clue what to do please help????

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The .dll files . . .
by Coryphaeus / August 30, 2008 4:50 AM PDT

Will either go into the program's folder or the \Windows\system32 folder.

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YOU don't open a .dll file
by ChuckT / August 31, 2008 8:10 AM PDT

The .dll files are not for you to open. Instead, some other program, that you do open and use, uses them.

The program you will probably open will be a .exe type of file.

If we knew what the paint program you were using we could give you more specific instructions.

Look in the folder that your paint program installed to, and see if there is any .exe file there. Try that.

Most programs, that install themselves, will create shortcuts to themselves in either your "<username>" Start files folder, or the All Users Start files folder (depends upon the OS), but just look around your Start menu, something may already be there.

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