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How to delete DLL files in Windows 10

Hello! How are you? A DLL file is an essential part of many applications developed for Windows. In fact, inside a DLL there is an executable code that allows a software to work properly. However, removing certain DLL can have disastrous results. That’s why it is necessary to know that the files to be deleted are not essential. Otherwise, the operating system could stop working. It could even come to a complete standstill. On the other hand, removing DLL that are no longer used can be beneficial to the performance and health of your computer. Since they are usually residues of already deleted programs. For that reason, today we will see how to delete DLL files in Windows 10.

How to delete DLL files with DLL Archive

As mentioned, it is possible to delete DLL files. This can be done manually. However, the user runs the risk of disabling the system. For this reason, today we will use a tool that allows you to select the files that are no longer needed. This application is DLL Archive and you can download it for free from this link. Then run it like any other Windows program. What this tool does is locate the DLL files on your computer. It then determines which ones are not needed and extracts them into a folder. Well, the first thing you must do is click on Configuration.

Please click on configuration
Please click on configuration

Then, enable the Only display 0-hits option. You must set it to Enabled

Now, start the DLL file search with the Search button.

Please start the DLL file search.
Please start the DLL file search.
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Please wait while the hard disk scan is finished. After a few minutes, the wizard will display a list of orphaned files. Please note that the files have to show 0 in the hits section. After verification, please click on Archive all. This will cause the files to be hosted at the following address:

Press Archive All
Press Archive All

After having all the DLL files isolated, it is time to restart the computer. Then check that the system is working properly. If so, then the removal of DLL libraries has been completed successfully. In that case, it is enough to delete the contents of the folder mentioned above. On the contrary, if any error persists, please check the text file filelist.txt to consult the original path of each DLL. And consequently, you will be able to restore them if necessary.


Thus, we have seen how to delete DLL files in Windows 10. This is very interesting since lightening the system is always welcome. All right, this is all for the moment. Before saying goodbye, I invite you to see our post about how to install MinGW on Windows 10.

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