Redundant Files

  provider 2 16:43 04 Dec 2006

I have been advised by a non-too-reliable chum that cleaning out redundant dll files is essential. He recommended DLL Toys click here but I don`t know whether this is sound advice or an unnecessary and possibly risky procedure.
Any comments?

  rawprawn 16:46 04 Dec 2006

I can't get your link to work, I agree about having a clear out now and then. I would recomend CCleaner click here

  rawprawn 16:47 04 Dec 2006

Or this click here

  interzone55 16:49 04 Dec 2006

I'd leave your DLL files as they are.

Many DLLs are shared between programs, which is why most un-installers leave them in place. If you delete an apparently redundent dll that is required by another program then that program is royally screwed.

If you have many DLLs that you think are redundant then you could always off-load them onto a CD, as long as you remember where they came from, so you can replace them if necessary.

  rawprawn 16:50 04 Dec 2006

Use those programs as general cleaners, aiming purely at dll files is dangerous.

  provider 2 16:51 04 Dec 2006

Thanks rawprawn. The link works for me but the page is in Japanese which is not a whole lot of use!

  provider 2 16:53 04 Dec 2006

Thanks all. I think I`d better leave them well alone.

  rawprawn 17:08 04 Dec 2006

Yes, mine was in Japanese so I felt it was not right.

  Wak 19:47 04 Dec 2006

Hi, I used to use a program called DLL Archive from click here with Win 98SE.
Not sure if it works with XP.
It might be worth a read???

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