CFNetwork.dll is a file used by Apple software to help control various network functionality in their software. The likes of iTunes, MobileMe and other important Apple products all use this file to help your computer run as smoothly and reliably as possible with the large amounts of data that needs to be transferred through the Internet. Despite cfnetwork.dll being a highly important file, it’s continually causing a large number of problems & errors, leading your PC to run with a variety of errors. To fix this problem, it’s recommended that you follow the steps in this tutorial to fix the issue.
The error you’ll likely see caused by cfnetwork.dll will be in this format:
- “cfnetwork.dll Not Found”
- “This application failed to start because cfnetwork.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.”
- “Cannot find C:Program FilesCommonapplemobile device supportbincfnetwork.dll”
The main cause of this file’s errors is down to the way in which your computer will be unable to correctly read the settings and options it requires to correctly process the file’s contents. Because numerous Apple software programs use the file to run, it’s likely that the software has either corrupted the file, or there is some other issue with the settings of Windows which is preventing it from being able to run correctly.
The way to fix this error is to first reinstall any Apple software that you have on your PC. Apple software products are highly popular, but have a tendency to either damage their own files, or “outdate” themselves – causing a large number of errors as a result. The easiest way to fix this is to first click onto “Start > Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs” and then remove any Apple programs that are on your PC. After that, you should then download the latest version of the programs you just removed and install them again.
It’s recommended that you also clean out a part of Windows called the “registry”. This is a large database which keeps all the files, settings and options secured for your computer, and is where your PC will look to load the likes of your desktop wallpaper and your most recent emails. The registry is where a large list of DLL files is kept, so that any software program can correctly load the files they require… but it’s often the case that this list will become damaged or corrupted, leading your computer to show the errors that you’re seeing. To fix this problem, you can download a registry cleaner, install it and then let it scan your system to fix any of the problems your computer may have.