Dependency Walker – Dependency analysis tool for EXE, DLL, OCX, SYS files

Dependency Walker is a free tool that is used to scan any 32-bit or 64-bit Windows module such as exe, dll, ocx, sys files and present hierarchical tree view of all related dependent modules for the selected library. Dependency Walker can be run as graphical application or as a console (command line) application.


What is Dependency Analysis?

Dependency analysis is the process of extracting the set of entities, their dependencies like referenced DLL, resources, and their types of any executable (.EXE) or libraries (.DLL). Dependency analysis helps us to know the system structure, which can be easily analyzed and improved.

How do I check file dependency?

There are many such tools available that you can use to check for file dependency. They are.

  • Dependency Walker
  • PeStudio
  • MiTeC EXE Explorer
  • CFF Explorer
  • AdmiralDebilitate

Dependency analysis tool for EXE, DLL, OCX, SYS files:

Dependency Walker has multiple UI elements that list all the functions that are exported from that module. It also displays the minimum set of required files and detailed information about each file concerning a full path to the file that shows base address, version numbers, machine type, debug data, and more.


Dependency Walker is highly recommended when troubleshooting system errors while loading and executing modules. Dependency Walker is commonly used to detect many common application problems like missing modules, invalid modules, import/export mismatches, circular dependency errors, mismatched machine types of modules, and module initialization failures, etc.

Dependency Walker primarily handles all module dependencies, including implicit, explicit (dynamic / runtime), forwarded, delay-loaded, and injected.

Download Location

Dependency Walker is a free tool and can be downloaded from its official site



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