How to Fix Comctl32, Ocx File is Missing Invalid User Error:
Sometimes, a user may receive Comctl32.ocx file is missing or invalid user or failed to load error. In this case, the user might be required to re-download the file and then re-register it. Generally, the error message received by users would be:
Component comdlg32.ocx or one of its dependencies is not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid.
If the error message you receive is similar to the above-given message, then you need to fix this issue by following a few methods. These are discussed below.
Steps to Fix Error:
The Comctl32.ocx is a Visual Basic Runtime file, and by default, is not a part of the Windows 10 operating system. Preferably, any application which is needed by a user, they install it as a part of their package. However, sometimes the file might get corrupted or face a problem in getting registered in the computer system. If you are facing this issue quite frequently, then you need to download the file and then re-register the ocx file.
We will hereby explain a few methods to fix this issue. You can choose one amongst them and in case it doesn’t work, then you can try using the others. Out of all these methods, one or two are bound to work on your computer system as it depends largely on the kind and makes of the computer system that you are using. These methods are discussed below:
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Method-1: Download the Comctl32.ocx File
If the Comctl32.ocx file is corrupted, or the software does not automatically push its installation, then you can download it directly from the Microsoft website manually.
Once your package has been downloaded, you need to extract the comctl32.ocx file from the downloaded package and copy paste it in the needed folder.
By using Windows 64-bit, move towards the location C:\Windows\SysWOW64 in the Explorer.
Now, paste the file in the SysWOW64
Note: In case you are using Windows 2-Bit, then you will need to place the file in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
It will ask you whether you want to override the previous file or not, click on the “Yes” option.
Method-2: Re-Register the Comdlg32.ocx File
In this method, you need to re-register the comdlg32.ocx file.
In the Windows search bar, search for the Command Prompt and right-click on the result when you find it.
Choose Run as Administrator option.
Now, automatically opening on your screen will be an elevated command prompt window.
Next, type the following command:
To continue the process, press Enter.
Finally, restart the system and check whether the error has been resolved or not.