Having problems with Shimgvw.dll? There are several solutions that you can try out in order to resolve this issue. This errors isn’t unique to this specific dll file, so follow the steps provided here and it’ll most probably enable you to fix this problem.
Photo Gallery Viewer – this file is part of your Windows OS and it is usually located at C:\Windows\System32. This Microsoft Windows Picture and Fax Viewer enables images and Windows thumbnails to be displayed using their specific unique properties such as color depth, resolution, etc.
Common reported problems
(1) Inability to view images and/or their preview thumbnails.
(2) Error messages when trying to open graphic files such as .jpg or .bmp. Common error messages: Error loading C:\WINDOWS\system32\shimgvw.dll The system cannot find the file specified, Invalid access to memory location.
Causes to this error
The most common cause to this error is when the file is missing from your PC, or it has gotten corrupted or replaced by an incompatible file version. Another common cause is a problem with registered file paths related to this file.
(1) Repair a damaged or incompatible version of Shimgvw.dll
Windows SFC command line scans al your system files, it detects and repairs damaged, incompatible, or missing system files. Since this dll is part of your system, this might solve the problem.
If it didn’t solve the problem…
(2) Scan for Shimgvw.dll related errors
Use the following repair tool in order to detect corrupt or missing registered file paths related to this dll. If it finds other causes to this error you’ll be notified via the final errors report provided by this tool after it conducts an in-depth errors scan to your Windows OS.
Pinpointing problematic registered dll file paths