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18 February 2008 @ 12am

DLL Files

Utilizing IEFRAME.DLL In Internet Explorer

ieframe.dll is an Internet Explorer Browser Utility User Interface Library, developed by the Microsoft Corporation and utilized in Internet Explorer. The dll file is not a critical component of the computer system. Ieframe.dll installs with the most recently released Microsoft Internet Explorer version 7. This file replaces shdocvw, shlwapi, and browseui dlls found in Internet Explorer 6. According to Microsoft, this dll is an update to their WebOC or Web Browser control.

The beta release of IE 7 was reportedly having many issues with Visual basic programs and users were experiencing various errors with the Web Browser Controls. These issues were temporarily solved by opening a single VB project, clicking on Project and then Components, Browse… and locating shdocvw.dll in the System 32 directory. This restored the IDE back to referencing the correct .dll for the WebBrowser control and all other projects loaded fine from then on.

The most known errors occurring because of ieframe.dll are missing file errors.

“File Not found ‘C:\Windows\system32\ieframe.dll\1’”

Reinstalling your Internet Explorer browser would most probably solve this. If it does not, you are probably trying to work with IE7 beta and running a development environment. So, try removing all the references to the WebBrowser control, then adding new ones based on the new libraries. If you are using the .NET framework, try removing the control, then instead of adding the WebBrowser “.NET assembly”, use the COM equivalent or import the ieframe/mshtml components one by one.


An error related to displaying web pages, this is more to do with Internet security than a missing dll file. Open Internet Explorer, go to Tools, Internet Options, Security and then uncheck the “Enable Protected Mode” option. If this method does not work, you will need to check your firewall and DHCP/DNS settings.