How to Register MSCOMCT2.OCX in Windows 7

I got following error while incorporating “Microsoft Windows Common Control-2 6.0(SP2) into my Visual Basic 6.0 application.

Register MSCOMCT2

What is the reason of this error?

I Google a lot and find out many answers of this problem. Check out below steps to resolve this issue which helped me to get out of this problem.

Default locations of MSCOMCT2.OCX in your computer:

In case you are using a 32-bit version of Windows:

  • C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me)
  • C:\WINNT\System32 (Windows NT/2000)
  • C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP, Vista, 7)

In case you are using a 64-bit version of Windows, you should also place it in

  • C:\Windows\SysWOW64\

First check MSCOMCT2.OCX file on the given location. If the file exists then try to register MSCOMCT2.OCX with following command.

  1. Open Start menu and select “Run”.
  2. Type CMD and press Enter (if you use Windows ME, type COMMAND).
  3. Change default directory to OCX directory using CD C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32
  4. Type regsvr32 MSCOMCT2.OCX and press Enter.

Register MSCOMCT2

In case it doesn’t work, you will have to download new MSCOMCT2.OCX to your system directory.

  1. Make a backup copy of the original file.
  2. Overwrite existing file.
  3. Try to register again with above command.

Please comment below if you are still facing the same problem.

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  • Pratik Soni

    the whole command did not applied as you mentioned when i press the enter key a new line begins what to do now?

    • I did the same thing but its working on my laptop.

  • Gourish

    Hi , I am using Treeview control in MS Access, when i click on the treeview control it showing error like “There was an error loading an ActiveX control”.
    I copied MSCOMCT2.OCX file from another system and register but still it showing same error. Could you please help me soon.

  • Phillip Jubb

    Anybody have an idea why MSCOMCT2.OCX keeps unregistering and I have to run this to get it to work under Win 10 and Office 2016?

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