"Failed to load resource DLL" dialog box on right-click

I'm operating a new computer OEM-loaded with Win7 64bit.  After about a week of operation, and having loaded many new programs, I now get a "Failed to Load Resource DLL" error box whenever I right-click on icons, filenames, etc.

I click "OK," the box goes away, and there are no apparent problems.  But it's really irritating to have to do that for nearly every cut/paste, or other file transaction.

Other (XP, Vists) forums talk about faulty shell extensions as causes and running SFC and re-installing Windows Explorer as solutions.

I've run SFC and got a "no problems found" response.  I'm reluctant to mess with windows explorer without a bit more guidance.

Any ideas?  Anyone?


I called Ipswitch about this issue. they said they know about it, but there is no time line for a fix.

They do have a work around for it. You can remove the registery key for the WS_FTP item in the context menu.

It can found here:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROO\ *\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WS_FTP

From the command line I use this command to delete: reg delete HKCR\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WS_FTP /force

The problem is that this fixes it after the program is installed. This does not work for me since I am using MDT light touch to depoly windows 7 X64 and applications. When it installs WS_FTP it pasuses the whole MDT process when the failed to load resource dll error comes up until you kick ok.

When i asked them how can I install WS_FTP with out the context menu option the response I recevied from them was:

There is nothing I know of to disable that in the install process, silent or standard

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Last updated May 5, 2021 Views 32,461 Applies to: