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How to get a DLL Already Deployed in GAC

This is a simple task as mapping the Windows assembly folder as a network drive and opening respective folder with equivalent dll name. But since I’m always forgetting it, finally thought of blogging ...

First we need to add our assembly folder as a Network Drive by Tools -> Map Network Drive or by My Computer -> Right Click -> Map Network Drive


Specify the path to assembly folder as follows.


You will get a Network Location mapped. Go inside…



Open GAC_MSIL folder.

You will find a folder for each .dll deployed into the Global Assembly Cache with the same name as dll.


1 Comment:

Prasad Sampath Wickramasinghe said...

Another simple way is Start->Run and type “C:\Windows\assembly\gac_msil”. Hit Enter.

But this won’t work if you type this path on Windows Explore.