.DL_ File Extension

Compressed DLL File

DL_ is the extension for compressed DLL files. These files are created by Makecab to take up less space. Makecab is a Windows utility used for compressing files when creating installation CDs. More in...

General Information

Title DL_ File Extension
Extension .dl_
Full Form Compressed DLL File
File Type System File
Developer Microsoft
MIME Type application/x-msdownload

File Function

Primary Function Compressed file
Additional Functions Installation, Restoration
Features Space-saving, Archive

File Characteristics

Quality Binary data
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Not directly

Use Cases

System Installation Yes
File Restoration Yes
Software Repair Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Tampering risk
Best Practices Source verification, Integrity check

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Early Windows
Latest Version Varies with Windows version

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .dll, .exe, .cab

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Microsoft Windows Licensed Windows
File Expansion Utilities Free, Paid Windows, Mac, Linux
Cabinet Extractor Software Free, Paid Windows