The “AppHelp.dll” (Dynamic Link Library) file is associated with the Microsoft Operating System, more specifically the “Windows XP Application Compatibility” feature. “AppHelp.dll” errors are generally caused by a conflict with the Internet Explorer 6.0 application. Internet Explorer installs a file called “shwapi.dll”, which is known to have a delay-load dependency on the “AppHelp.dll” file, which generally causes the errors you’re seeing. To fix the problem, you should first look to repair any programs causing the error, as well as replacing the file on your system.
What Causes The “AppHelp.dll”
The main reason why you experience this error is because the “shwapi.dll” file cannot locate the “AppHelp.dll” on Windows Operating Systems prior to XP. This is normal as this file does not exist on previous versions. Below are some of the error messages that you may experience:
- AppHelp.dll cannot be found
- AppHelp.dll was not located
- This file is missing and cannot be found
- The file apphelp.dll was not found
The main reason for this error is that the apphelp.dll file cannot be found – due to the file being on previous versions of Windows and then conflicting with the “shwapi.dll” file. To fix this, you need to be able to repair any parts of the file that have been damaged, which can be done by first reinstalling the program causing the error and then fix any settings that causing problems for the file. Here’s what to do: