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.

To view a list of the assemblies in the global assembly cache

  1. At the Visual Studio command prompt, type the following command:

    gacutil -l
    -or-
    gacutil /l

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 Beginning with the .NET Framework 4, Shfusion.dll is obsolete.

See Also

Working with Assemblies and the Global Assembly Cache
Gacutil.exe (Global Assembly Cache Tool)