Windows Live Mail is a freeware email client from Microsoft which was developed for the older versions of Windows and was discontinued later. This client was a part of the “Windows Live Essentials” which contained some basic freeware apps for Windows. Lately, users have been experiencing the “WLDCore.dll was not found, reinstalling the application may fix the problem” Error which is associated with the application.
What Causes the “WLDCore.DLL is Missing Error” on Windows?
The reason due to which the error is triggered is listed as follows
Rearranging of Files: The Error is caused usually after a Windows upgrade or after a reinstall of the application. There has been a glitch with Windows that it moves the “WLDCore.dll” and the “WLDLog.dll” out of the folders and groups them in the “Shared Folder.
Now that you have a basic understanding of the nature of the problem, we will move on towards the solutions. Make sure to implement these in the specific order in which they are presented.
Method 1: Copying WLDCore.dll
Since the Files have been grouped by Windows in different folders, in this step, we will be copying them back to the original folders. For that:
- Navigate to the following address.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared
Note: Also check “Program Files” if you don’t find the Windows Live Folder.
- Right-click on the “WLDCore.dll” and the “WLDLog.dll” files and select the “Copy” option.
- Navigate to the following folder, right-click anywhere and select “Paste“.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger
Repeat this process for the following folders as well.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail
- Try using the app and check to see if the issue persists.
Note: There are two directories where Microsoft may have installed Live Mail. If the above steps do not work for you then try doing the same without (x86)\ in the path. So your paths will be
Method 2: Repair Windows Live Mail
Sometimes, important files related to the Windows Live Mail app might have been damaged/corrupted. Therefore, you should try to repair the application and you can find the method for that in this article.