How to: View the contents of the global assembly cache

Use the global assembly cache tool (gacutil.exe) to view the contents of the global assembly cache (GAC).

View the assemblies in the GAC

To view a list of the assemblies in the global assembly cache, open Developer Command Prompt for Visual Studio, and then enter the following command:

gacutil -l

-or-

gacutil /l

Note

In earlier versions of the .NET Framework, the Shfusion.dll Windows shell extension enabled you to view the global assembly cache in File Explorer. Beginning with the .NET Framework 4, Shfusion.dll is obsolete.

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