How to Fix Maps.dll Problems and Download Updates

Last Updated: 05/28/2020
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Maps.dll, also known as a Maps file, was created by Nokia for the development of Nokia Suite. DLL files fall under under the Win32 DLL (Dynamic link library) file type category.

The first version of Maps.dll was released for the Windows 10 Operating System on 07/29/2015 inside Windows 10. The most recent release for Nokia Suite 3.8.48 launched on 03/26/2014 [version 3,8,48,0 release]. Maps.dll is included in Nokia Suite 3.8.48, Trillian, and Avira Free Antivirus 15.0.1909.1591.

Please see below for more detailed information, DLL file troubleshooting instructions, and free downloads of different versions of Maps.dll.

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File Overview

General Information
File Name: Maps.dll
File Extension: DLL file extension
Description: Maps
Object File Type: Dynamic link library
File Operating System: Win32
MIME Type: application/octet-stream
User Popularity Rating:
Developer and Software Information
Software Developer: Nokia
Software Program: Nokia Suite
Legal Copyright: Copyright (C) 2008-2011 Nokia
File Details
Character Set: Unicode
Language Code: Neutral
File Flags: (none)
File Flags Mask: 0x0017
Entry Point: 0xc59a9
Code Size: 920064

What are Maps.dll Error Messages?

Dynamic Link Library Maps.dll Errors

Maps.dll is considered a type of Dynamic Link Library (DLL) file. Dynamic Link Library files, like Maps.dll, are essentially a "guide book" that stores information and instructions for executable (EXE) files - like MpSigStub.exe - to follow. These files were created so that multiple programs (eg. Nokia Suite) could share the same Maps.dll file, saving valuable memory allocation, therefore making your computer run more efficiently.

Unfortunately, what makes DLL files so convenient and efficient, also makes them extremely vulnerable to problems. If something happens to a shared DLL file, either it goes missing or gets corrupted in some way, it can generate a "runtime" error message. Runtime is pretty self-explanatory; it means that these errors are triggered when Maps.dll is attempted to be loaded either when Nokia Suite is starting up, or in some cases already running. Some of the most common Maps.dll errors include:

Your Maps.dll file could be missing due to accidental deletion, uninstalled as a shared file of another program (shared with Nokia Suite), or deleted by a malware infection. Furthermore, Maps.dll file corruption could be caused from a power outage when loading Nokia Suite, system crash while loading Maps.dll, bad sectors on your storage media (usually your primary hard drive), or quite commonly, a malware infection. Thus, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

How to Fix Maps.dll Errors in 3 Steps (Time to complete: ~5-15 minutes)

If you're encountering one of the error messages above, follow these troubleshooting steps to resolve your Maps.dll issue. These troubleshooting steps are listed in the recommended order of execution.

Step 1: Restore your PC back to the latest restore point, "snapshot", or backup image before error occurred.

To begin System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. When you see the search box, type "System Restore" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click System Restore.
  4. Please enter the administrator password (if applicable / prompted).
  5. Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard to choose a relevant restore point.
  6. Restore your computer to that backup image.

If the Step 1 fails to resolve the Maps.dll error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 2: If recently installed Nokia Suite (or related software), uninstall then try reinstalling Nokia Suite software.

You can uninstall Nokia Suite software by following these instructions (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Uninstall" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click "Add or Remove Programs"
  4. Find the entry for Nokia Suite 3.8.48 and click "Uninstall"
  5. Follow the prompts for uninstallation.

After the software has been fully uninstalled, restart your PC and reinstall Nokia Suite software.

If this Step 2 fails as well, please proceed to the Step 3 below.

Nokia Suite 3.8.48


Step 3: Perform a Windows Update.

When the first two steps haven't solved your issue, it might be a good idea to run Windows Update. Many Maps.dll error messages that are encountered can be contributed to an outdated Windows Operating System. To run Windows Update, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Update" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the Windows Update dialog box, click "Check for Updates" (or similar button depending on your Windows version)
  4. If updates are available for download, click "Install Updates".
  5. After the update is completed, restart your PC.

If Windows Update failed to resolve the Maps.dll error message, please proceed to next step. Please note that this final step is recommended for advanced PC users only.

If Those Steps Fail: Download and Replace Your Maps.dll File (Caution: Advanced)

If none of the previous three troubleshooting steps have resolved your issue, you can try a more aggressive approach (Note: Not recommended for amateur PC users) by downloading and replacing your appropriate Maps.dll file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free Maps.dll files for every applicable version of Nokia Suite. Please follow the steps below to download and properly replace you file:

  1. Locate your Windows operating system version in the list of below "Download Maps.dll Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy this file to the appropriate Nokia Suite folder location:
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsMaps_5.1809.2762.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Deleted\Microsoft.WindowsMaps_5.1711.10477.1000_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwef2c26699-47fb-4a66-b508-25da3185b361\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\Nokia\Nokia Suite\Plugins\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsMaps_5.1611.10393.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\InfusedApps\Packages\Microsoft.WindowsMaps_5.1611.10393.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe\
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    Windows 10: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsMaps_5.1809.2762.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\
  4. Restart your computer.

If this final step has failed and you're still encountering the error, you're only remaining option is to do a clean installation of Windows 10.

GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve Maps.dll problems. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process. If you are not currently backing up your data, you need to do so immediately.

Download Maps.dll Files (Malware-Tested 100% Clean)

CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying Maps.dll to your appropriate Windows system directory. Nokia typically does not release Nokia Suite DLL files for download because they are bundled together inside of a software installer. The installer's task is to ensure that all correct verifications have been made before installing and placing Maps.dll and all other DLL files for Nokia Suite. An incorrectly installed DLL file may create system instability and could cause your program or operating system to stop functioning altogether. Proceed with caution.

Windows 10

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clrcompression.dll Dynamic Link Library Microsoft® .NET Framework (4.6.26820.01 @BuiltBy: dlab14-DDVSOWINAGE102 @Branch: release/uwp6.2 @SrcCode: 74168 C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.StorePur...

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setupact.log Log Nokia PC Suite 62521 C:\Windows\Panther\UnattendGC\
setupact.log Log Nokia Suite 3.8.48 153652 C:\Windows\Logs\DPX\
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diagwrn.xml Extensible Markup Language Nokia Software Updater 3.0.655 44683 C:\Windows\Panther\UnattendGC\


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