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“Extracting” .dll file from Global Assembly Cache (GAC)

September 20, 2016

This can be done using Windows PowerShell. Open PowerShell and navigate to the location of the .dll file. In this particular case the .dll that we needed to extract was added as a reference to one of the projects in Visual Studio. When we checked the properties of a reference, the Path property was set to C:\WINDOWS\assembly\GAC\ADODB\7.0.3300.0__b03f5f7f11d.

So in PowerShell navigate to this location:


then run the following command:

copy-item adodb.dll c:\temp

This will copy the adodb.dll file to c:\temp folder.


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