What are .OCX files?

Short for OLE Control EXtension, .OCX files are ActiveX Controls used by applications to enhance the interface and/or assist in program functions.


OLE Control EXtension (.ocx)

.OCX (short for OLE Control EXtension) files are ActiveX controls used by various applications to improve their interface and/or perform certain functions. If you encounter an error involving an .OCX file while running an application, it is possible that the affected application may not display or function correctly.

Steps to resolving .ocx issues.

  1. Re-Install software to fix .ocx errors.
  2. Check to see if you already have the OCX on your PC.
  3. Download the .ocx file.
  4. Manually install the .ocx file.

If you can not find the OCX file, then request the OCX file to improve your odds of success.

    .OCX Error Example
  • Run-time error '336':
    Component 'filename.ocx' or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid.