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getting rid of unused/unwanted dll's

By sundar ·
Hi, Does anyone have recommendations for tools/scripts that go through
an entire system (multiple drives) and generates a list of unused dll's that are clogging up my NT winnt\system32 space?

I figured I could write a script using dumpbin and sort, but I thought I'd
ask before going ahead and writing one..

Thanks.

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by joeri In reply to getting rid of unused/unw ...

I think Norton had a program for that.
Maybe you can also try Clean Sweep.

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by bgrant In reply to getting rid of unused/unw ...

I have found that formatting your hard drive is a good way of getting rid of dlls. Also I have found that driving my car into a wall at 30 mph is good way of compacting the size of the engine compartment and thus making my car much easire to park. Next week I plan to reverse my car into a wall at 30 mph in order to compact its rear end.

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by Fred Heinemann In reply to getting rid of unused/unw ...

Try Find Dead DLLs from Ziff-Davis.

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by finnie In reply to getting rid of unused/unw ...

I actually answered almost the exactly same question about a week ago. I hope you find it as helpful. There are two files I use all the time and those are Find dead files and FindDLLs. Finddlls will find ALL the DLLs and EXEs on your system (all drives) and it will show what programs are using which dlls or exes and also which programs rely on those dlls. Used in conjunctiond with the find dead files program you should be able to trim a significant amount of waste of your drive. A word of caution,however, anytime you think about wiping DLLs off your system I would have to recommend making a special directory for old DLL and storing them there temporarily until you are sure you won't have any problems down the road. Finddls and Finddeadfiles can be found at www.compclinic.com/goodies/fullpage.htm

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