Repair and Download Shadow.ocx

Last Updated: 07/10/2023
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The development of prjShadowCtl by [Da]-Software's prompted the latest creation of Shadow.ocx. It is also known as a ActiveX Custom Control file (file extension OCX), which is classified as a type of Win32 DLL (Dynamic link library) file.

Shadow.ocx was first developed on 05/24/2005 for the Windows 10 Operating System in Easy Uninstaller 1.5 build 61. This is not only most recent release from [Da]-Software's, but it's the only version known in existence.

In this short article, you will discover detailed file information, steps for troubleshooting OCX file problems with Shadow.ocx, and list of free downloads for every version that exists in our comprehensive file directory.

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File Overview

General Information
File Name: Shadow.ocx
File Extension: OCX file extension
Object File Type: Dynamic link library
File Type: Dynamic Link Library
Description: ActiveX Custom Control
File Operating System: Win32
MIME Type: application/octet-stream
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Developer and Software Information
Software Program: prjShadowCtl
Developer: [Da]-Software's
Software: Easy Uninstaller
Software Version: 1.5 build 61
File Details
Character Set: Unicode
Language Code: English (U.S.)
File Flags: (none)
File Flags Mask: 0x0000
Entry Point: 0x10b80
Code Size: 16384

What are Shadow.ocx Error Messages?

ActiveX-Related Shadow.ocx Errors

Shadow.ocx is considered a type of COM file, or Component Object Model, most commonly known as an ActiveX control. ActiveX controls like Shadow.ocx are used by Easy Uninstaller and other software to display media-related content. Therefore, your will most likely encounter a Shadow.ocx error when attempting to load an audio or video clip, or view some variety of embedded website content. Some of the most common Shadow.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) Shadow.ocx. If your Shadow.ocx is corrupted or missing, and therefore cannot be properly loaded by Easy Uninstaller, this will result in an error message.

Finally, another common cause of Shadow.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 Shadow.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 Shadow.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 Shadow.ocx issue. These troubleshooting steps are listed in the recommended order of execution.

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

When you install Easy Uninstaller, or another software that uses the Shadow.ocx dependency, the software should register the file automatically. Sometimes your OCX file won't get registered properly and will trigger a "Shadow.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 Shadow.ocx file.

How to re-register Shadow.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 Shadow.ocx
  7. Hit ENTER. This process will UN-register your file, allowing you to RE-register it.
  8. Type this command: regsvr32 /i Shadow.ocx
  9. Hit ENTER. This process will RE-register your file.
  10. Close the command prompt window.
  11. Re-start Easy Uninstaller.

regsvr32 /u Shadow.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 Shadow.ocx error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 3: If recently installed Easy Uninstaller (or related software), uninstall then try reinstalling Easy Uninstaller software.

You can uninstall Easy Uninstaller 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 Easy Uninstaller 1.5 build 61 and click "Uninstall"
  5. Follow the prompts for uninstallation.

After the software has been fully uninstalled, restart your PC and reinstall Easy Uninstaller software.

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

Easy Uninstaller 1.5 build 61


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 Shadow.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 Shadow.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 Shadow.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 Shadow.ocx file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free Shadow.ocx files for every applicable version of Easy Uninstaller. 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 Shadow.ocx Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy this file to the appropriate Easy Uninstaller folder location:
    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 Shadow.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 Shadow.ocx Files (Malware-Tested 100% Clean)

CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying Shadow.ocx to your appropriate Windows system directory. [Da]-Software's typically does not release Easy Uninstaller 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 Shadow.ocx and all other OCX files for Easy Uninstaller. 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

Files Related to Shadow.ocx

OCX Files Related to Shadow.ocx

File Name Description Software Program (Version) File Size (bytes) File Location
Registry Control.ocx ActiveX Custom Control Registry Control (1.00) 18944 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
URLLabelCtl.ocx URLLabelCtl URLLabelCtl (1.00.0008) 30208 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
CoolButton.ocx ActiveX Custom Control Use At your risk (1.00) 135168 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Shadow.ocx ActiveX Custom Control prjShadowCtl (1.00) 23040 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\

Other Files Related to Shadow.ocx

File Name Description Software Program (Version) File Size (bytes) File Location
setupact.log Log Easy Uninstaller 1.5 build 61 1304398 C:\Windows\Panther\NewOs\Panther\
setupact.log Log Easy Uninstaller 1.5 build 61 62830 C:\Windows\Panther\UnattendGC\
setupact.log Log Easy Uninstaller 1.5 build 61 25537 C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Panther\
SA.DAT Game Data Easy Uninstaller 1.5 build 61 6 C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\
diagwrn.xml Extensible Markup Language Easy Uninstaller 1.5 build 61 5718 C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Panther\


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