Delete Unused or Orphan DLL Library Files in Windows
April 5, 2010 | Filed under Software;
DLL files are just like registry. Whenever you install software, most of them tends to drop DLL files in Windows, System32, Program Files, Common Files and etc. However after uninstalling the software, some uninstallers might think that they are unsafe to remove hence leaving them behind even though it will no longer be used. Some programmers use the universal DLL library files from Microsoft which shouldn’t be removed even uninstalling the software because other software needs it but for custom DLL files, they should be removed so that there will be less clutter on the hard disk drive.
There are probably more than 10,000 DLL files on the computer and it is not easy finding out which are orphan DLL files that is no longer needed. AnalogX DLL Archive does a pretty good job in searching through all the files on your system and lets you know if any of them contain references to the DLL’s in question. If you think that it the DLL file is really not in use, you can just select it and click Archive Selected. If you made a mistake, you can easily restore back from the archive. No DLL file will be deleted from the system.
AnalogX DLL Archive is a free software that works on all versions of Windows, from Window 95 to Windows 7 and everything in between (including XP, Vista, Win2k, etc).