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Location of referenced file in Interop DLL

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Hi
I have a Windows Service I wrote in VB.NET 2003 a few years ago, at the time it worked. It references a VB6 DLL using Interop Services that in turn references other DLL's. The .NET Service and a test application can enter the code of the DLL but the problem is I get a file not found error when I it try the enter the code of the DLL referenced inside that.
The problem is not with the VB6 DLL, we have another application Access application we have uses this DLL with out any problems.
How can I find the location of referenced file? It is located in System32

Thanks in advance
Martin
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Hi

If the referenced file does not have a full path, then you can look in the windows PATH folders, as windows will automatically search in there.

in command prompt, run

echo %path%

That will show you all folders where windows will search for files without paths.
You will have to search for it manually.

The file can also be in the application start up folder ie: program files\application name

I hope that helps.
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by:firstit
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Thanks but System32 is already in the path
I have tried copying the DLL that it can't find to all the places that the service or the other DLL run from
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by:Pieter Jordaan
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Perhaps the dll needs to be registered before it will run ?

http://ss64.com/nt/regsvr32.html

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Thanks for your help BitFreeze but we have found the problem
We had to install the application that the DLL was installed with, which must havbe installed the DLL to another location
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The application just registers the dll. You can use the regsvr32 command to register it without installing the application, or add the dll registration to the setup of your new application.
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No points ?

I wont help you again.
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You are getting the points mate. Read the notice.
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I found the solution
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