How can i repair/reinstall the Windows Sidebar


From: Cedarhollow

In trying to fix a major problem with my computer...working with Dell Sidebar was somehow uninstalled or something. I can download gadgets galore...but how do I get the actual Sidebar program back again??  I really liked it and had NO problems with it.  The actual problem had nothing to do with the actual Sidebar.


From: Daniel Martin

Windows Vista -Windows Sidebar Repair - Reinstall

Try the following steps:

Click Start, All Programs, Accessories, right-click Command Prompt and select "Run as administrator".

Type these commands one by one:

Regsvr32 atl.dll

Regsvr32 "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\sbdrop.dll"

Regsvr32 "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\wlsrvc.dll"

Daniel Martín
Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User

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Last updated March 18, 2021 Views 30,592 Applies to: