“WLDCore.dll missing” is one of the most commonly asked queries from the users. If you are aware of issues leading to this error and want to learn the methods of how to fix it, then this is the article you can rely on. This article is written to provide you with the best methods and with these you can fix the problem efficiently. So, check it out.
Missing WLDCore.dll is one of the problems which the users visit while running a Windows Live related programs such as Windows Live Manager and Windows Live Contacts. Where the term WLD is abbreviated as Windows Live Development and .dll as Dynamic Link Library. To know more, you need to study further to this article.
The error message appeared as “WLDCore.dll is missing and cannot be found”
What Causes WLDCore.dll Missing Error?
There is not another fact which is responsible for the error except the problems which can corrupt or damage the files of Windows. The problems include a virus attack, a new program installation or a slow internet connection. If you are facing the “WLDCore.dll missing” error then the best option to initiate with to fix the problem is scanning your system with antivirus software. Moreover, if you have faced the problem after you have recently installed an application, then before you proceed with the below-said methods it is better to uninstall the recently installed program to get the error resolved. The steps for both of these pre-methods are also explained in the solving part of the error. So, check out the further lines of this article to get rid of the missing error of WLDCore.dll file.
Methods to Solve WLDCore.dll Missing Error
Before you proceed with the exact methods with which you can fix the “WLDCore.dll missing” error, there are some pre-methods which you need to perform as explained above. And the explanation of the steps of those methods is as below:
Pre-methods to Fix WLDCore.dll Error
These below are several tasks, which might even solve the problem. So, before you proceed with the core methods try all these, depending upon the reason.
Run a VirusScan
As said earlier that a file missing is the main fact for which the WLDCore.dll missing error happens. So, many of the times a virus attack is the main culprit, which is responsible for such an error. If this is the case, then you need to run a virus scan, which may resolve the matter. If you are using any antivirus tool, then use that for the scanning purpose. However, if you are a Windows 10 user, then, only scanning with the Windows Defender tool will be very effective. And the steps to follow to scan the computer using the Windows Defender tool are as follows:
- At first, you need to navigate the mouse pointer on to the four-flag symboled Windows logo, which is at the below left-hand corner. And then make a right-click on it and select the Settings option.
- After that, from the Settings window, select “Update & Security”.
- Next, from the left-hand side panel of the “Update & Security” section window, click on “Windows Defender”.
- Then, look at the right-hand side panel, and from here click on the “Open Windows Defender Security Center” button.
- Further, from the left-hand side panel, hit on the shield like symbol. This will open up the Virus and Threat Protection section window.
- Next, click on the “Advanced scan” link, which you will get under the “Quick scan” button.
- After that, activate the checkbox which is assigned for the Full option. And then, click on the “Quick scan” button, to begin the process.
- Now, wait until the virus scan is done. Once, it’s over then restart your computer and now, you can proceed with the core methods to fix the issue.
All these above steps are necessary to ensure the absence of threats in the system.
Uninstall Recently Installed Application Software
In case, if you get the error after you have currently installed software. Then, you need to uninstall that software at first, before you proceed with the actual methods to fix it. The steps to uninstall an application software is very simple and hopefully also known to you.
- At first, you need to press the Windows button, to activate the search bar.
- Then, on the search bar type control.
- Next, tap the Enter key, this will get you the Control Panel window open.
- After that, look at the View by section of this window, is it set as Category or not. And if not, then, drop-down menu for View by and select the Category option.
- Then, from the available options under the Control Panel window, click on Programs> Programs & features.
- Now, as you get all the installed programs list open on the screen, navigate to the program, which you have just installed, and maybe the culprit for the error. And then, right-click on the program and select Uninstall. Again, select the Uninstall button to confirm.
Once you uninstall the recently installed program, you need to restart your device to prepare it for the methods as explained below to fix the WLDCore.dll missing error.
Core Methods to Solve WLDCore.dll Error
After you have followed these above-said tasks depending upon the cause continue these below methods to fix the missing WLDCore.dll error. So, let’s start.
Method 1: Repair or Reinstall Windows Live Applications
This is the foremost method which you can try to solve the WLDCore.dll missing error and that is also after you have completed the pre-methods as explained above. The steps to follow to do this task are as below.
Remember in this process, you need to deal with these below-said applications:
- Windows Live Messenger
- Windows Live Mail
- Windows Live Contacts
At first, press both the Windows and the letter R key at a time. And then as the Run bar gets open, enter control on it. After that, click on the OK button, to get the Control Panel window open. Next, ensure that the “View by” is set to Category. And if not, then, at first, you need to drop-down menu for View by and then need to select the Category option.
Now, from the available options of the Control Panel window, you have to select the Programs option. Then choose Program & features. On doing this, you will get all the installed programs list open. Now, from the list, search the Windows Live Messenger (if installed) option and then right-click on it and choose the Repair option for it. Once it’s done, also repeat the same steps to repair both the applications as given below:
- Windows Live Mail (if installed)
- Windows Live Contacts (if installed)
In case, if you face any problem in the repairing process, then, you need to uninstall and reinstall the apps.
Once, completing any of these methods, you need to reboot your computer. After that, check if the issue gets solved. Hopefully, your answer is Yes. But if No, don’t be upset and try this further method instead.
Method 2: Copy and Paste Trick to Fix “WLDCore.dll missing” Error
The steps to follow to perform this method is quite easy and you can simply perform it after a go through these lines below:
First of all, press both the Windows and the letter E key at a time to get the File Explorer window open. Then, from here, you need to open the C:\ drive. After that, follow the path as stated below.
- Program Files> Windows Live> Shared
Once, you open the Shared named folder, here you can locate two files named as wldcore.dll and wldlog.dll, copy it for further use. And to copy the file, you need to highlight both of the files at first. And for this, keep hold the Ctrl key and then click on wldcore.dll and wldlog.dll. After that, press both the Ctrl and the letter C key at a time to copy.
Paste wldcore.dll and wldlog.dll Accordingly
Next, from the File Explorer window, open the C:\ drive. After that, go to the Program Files folder and then Windows Live> Messenger (if installed). Then, once in the folder, you need to paste (Ctrl+V) both the files, which you have copied earlier and that is from the Shared folder.
Also, you need to open the Contacts part, if applicable, following the path as below.
- Program Files> Windows Live> Contacts (if installed)
After that, again here you need to paste both of the files, which you was copied from the Shared folder.
Furthermore, if you have installed the Windows Live Mail in your device then, you need to follow the path as below.
- C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail
Again, here you need to paste the copied files from the Shared folder.
After completing all these above-said steps, you need to reboot your computer. Then, check if the issue gets resolved. Hopefully, your answer will be Yes this time. If there any problem regarding understanding the solution steps then you can comment us in the section as given below.