Repair EditCtlsU.ocx Issues (How to Download and Fix)

Last Updated: 12/07/2023
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The development of TimoSoft EditControls by Fabio Martin prompted the latest creation of EditCtlsU.ocx. It is also known as a Edit ActiveX Controls (Unicode) file (file extension OCX), which is classified as a type of Win32 DLL (Dynamic link library) file.

The first version of EditCtlsU.ocx was released for the Windows 10 Operating System on 02/17/2019 inside Bullzip PDF Printer Free The most recent release for 7 Sticky Notes 1.9 launched on 01/08/2013 [version release].

Please continue reading to find your correct EditCtlsU.ocx file version download (free), detailed file information, and OCX file troubleshooting instructions.

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File Overview

General Information
File Name: EditCtlsU.ocx
File Extension: OCX file extension
Description: Edit ActiveX Controls (Unicode)
Object File Type: Dynamic link library
Comments: Designed for Visual Basic. This software is freeware!
File Operating System: Win32
MIME Type: application/octet-stream
User Popularity Rating:
Developer and Software Information
Software Program: TimoSoft EditControls
Legal Copyright: Copyright (C) 2006-2012 Timo "TimoSoft" Kunze
Developer: Fabio Martin
Software: 7 Sticky Notes
Software Version: 1.9
File Details
Character Set: Unicode
Language Code: English (U.S.)
File Flags: (none)
File Flags Mask: 0x003f
Entry Point: 0x35149
Code Size: 546816

What are EditCtlsU.ocx Error Messages?

ActiveX-Related EditCtlsU.ocx Errors

EditCtlsU.ocx is considered a type of COM file, or Component Object Model, most commonly known as an ActiveX control. ActiveX controls like EditCtlsU.ocx are used by 7 Sticky Notes and other software to display media-related content. Therefore, your will most likely encounter a EditCtlsU.ocx error when attempting to load an audio or video clip, or view some variety of embedded website content. Some of the most common EditCtlsU.ocx ActiveX errors include:

These OCX errors are most commonly due a missing or corrupt OCX. If your file is missing or corrupt, this could be caused by improper computer shutdown, or a malware infection, both of which could corrupt (or even delete) EditCtlsU.ocx. If your EditCtlsU.ocx is corrupted or missing, and therefore cannot be properly loaded by 7 Sticky Notes, this will result in an error message.

Finally, another common cause of EditCtlsU.ocx ActiveX errors can be contributed to an ActiveX-related subkey missing from the Windows registry. Broken DLL (Dynamic Link Library) references in the Windows registry can prevent EditCtlsU.ocx from registering properly, resulting in an ActiveX error. These broken references (registry keys) are usually triggered by a moved or missing file, or as a result of a leftover DLL file reference after a shared program has been uninstalled.

How to Fix EditCtlsU.ocx Errors in 4 Steps (Time to complete: ~5-15 minutes)

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

Step 1: Use Microsoft Register Server (regsvr) to Manually Register Your EditCtlsU.ocx File

When you install 7 Sticky Notes, or another software that uses the EditCtlsU.ocx dependency, the software should register the file automatically. Sometimes your OCX file won't get registered properly and will trigger a "EditCtlsU.ocx not registered" error. Thankfully, Microsoft included a handy built-in utility called "Microsoft Register Server" (regsvr32.exe) to enable you to manually re-register your EditCtlsU.ocx file.

How to re-register EditCtlsU.ocx from an elevated command prompt (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "command" (do not presss ENTER yet)
  3. While holding CTRL-Shift, hit ENTER.
  4. You will be prompted with a permission dialog box.
  5. Click Yes.
  6. Type this command: regsvr32 /u EditCtlsU.ocx
  7. Hit ENTER. This process will UN-register your file, allowing you to RE-register it.
  8. Type this command: regsvr32 /i EditCtlsU.ocx
  9. Hit ENTER. This process will RE-register your file.
  10. Close the command prompt window.
  11. Re-start 7 Sticky Notes.

regsvr32 /u EditCtlsU.ocx

Step 2: 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 EditCtlsU.ocx error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 3: If recently installed 7 Sticky Notes (or related software), uninstall then try reinstalling 7 Sticky Notes software.

You can uninstall 7 Sticky Notes 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 7 Sticky Notes 1.9 and click "Uninstall"
  5. Follow the prompts for uninstallation.

After the software has been fully uninstalled, restart your PC and reinstall 7 Sticky Notes software.

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

7 Sticky Notes 1.9

Fabio Martin

Step 4: 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 EditCtlsU.ocx 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 EditCtlsU.ocx 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 EditCtlsU.ocx 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 EditCtlsU.ocx file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free EditCtlsU.ocx files for every applicable version of 7 Sticky Notes. 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 EditCtlsU.ocx Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy this file to the appropriate 7 Sticky Notes folder location:
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  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 EditCtlsU.ocx 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 EditCtlsU.ocx Files (Malware-Tested 100% Clean)

CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying EditCtlsU.ocx to your appropriate Windows system directory. Fabio Martin typically does not release 7 Sticky Notes OCX 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 EditCtlsU.ocx and all other OCX files for 7 Sticky Notes. An incorrectly installed OCX 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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ExLVwU.ocx ExplorerListView ActiveX Control (Unicode) TimoSoft ExplorerListView (1.2) 1031168 C:\Windows\System32\

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