There are usually two cases where you might get Mfcans32.dll errors and in the following post I’ll go over these two cases. I’ll also guide you on what you need to do in order to solve the common errors with this file.
This is a Microsoft file and it is an OLE2ANSI (Object Linking and Embedding 2 American National Standards Institute Library). It enables OLE2 features which are in generally speaking - placing information from one application to another. The file is found under the following path: C:\Windows\System32.
Common known problems
It is usually reported that when trying to install several applications (NAMCO, PDQ 1.1, CorelDraw 6.0) on a Windows XP machine, you might experience various errors. In other situations when trying to launch an application, Windows might popup errors telling you that Mfcans32.dll is missing or it cannot be found.
Causes to this error
It might be incompatibility of several dll files belonging to specific applications as mentioned earlier, when running on an XP based machine. It might also be (quite common) that registered file paths belonging to this dll module got either corrupted or they are missing. http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=285908
How to repair
(1) Check this Microsoft support page
I’m not sure how relevant that would be for most users having trouble with this dll, anyway, check this support page and see if it applies to your problem.
If Microsoft’s support page didn’t solve the problem…
(2) Scan for Mfcans32.dll related errors
I always use this Windows errors repair tool in order to detect for dll related errors. Once it finishes scanning your Windows system it’ll provide you with a detailed report about all errors that it had found. See if it had detected any errors related to this dll file – if it did then it’ll tell you the exact source of this error and even enable you to fix it.
Pinpointing problematic registered dll file paths