How to delete DLL files in Windows 10

A DLL file is an indispensable part of many applications developed for Windows. Inside a DLL there is one executable code that runs a software completely or partially works correctly. DLL stands for Dynamic Library Link (dynamic program libraries).

Removing certain DLLs can have disastrous consequences. So before you do anything, it’s important to make sure that the DLL files you want to delete are really no longer needed. Otherwise, in the worst case, the operating system could fail completely. On the other hand, removing DLL files that are no longer used can benefit your computer’s performance and health. DLLs that are no longer needed are usually Residues from programs you’ve already deleted have. For this task we recommend the DLL archive program.

This tool locates all the DLLs on your computer, determines which ones are no longer needed, extracts them and puts them in a folder. After its simple installation, you just have to launch it and click Configuration click.

Set up searchSet up search

Then activate the option Only display 0-hits. You have to as Enabled set up.

Only look for orphaned DLLsOnly look for orphaned DLLs

Now you start the search for DLL files via the button Search.

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Wait patiently for the disk scan to finish. When it’s done, you’ll see a complete list of all the orphaned DLL files. Just click Archive allto archive them permanently.

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It is important that you check that only unnecessary DLLs appear in the list provided in the section Hits are marked with 0. Otherwise it can happen that you archive important DLLs. The copy of all your unused DLLs are in C:\Windows\DLLArchive.

Once you’ve isolated all the unnecessary DLLs, restart your computer and check that everything is working correctly. If this is the case, the extraction of the program libraries has been performed satisfactorily. In this case, you can permanently delete the DLL archive folder. In case something went wrong, go to the same folder and open the text file filelist.txtto check the original path of each DLL. That way you can restore them if necessary.

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