Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Delete dll's

07 Feb 2015   #1
mikcara

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 
Delete dll's

When I scan my computer with minihost for VST's it comes up with a load of 32bit dll's when I try to find these files on my computer to delete them----nothing?HELP!!!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
07 Feb 2015   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Many files in C:\Windows [and maybe other locations] are hidden on purpose. Doing wholesale deletion of .dll files [and some others] will surely result in killing Windows or programs, cause a re-install to have to be done. There's a reason they are hidden and at this point I'd have to say that Microsoft's Windows is trying to protect us from our own stupidity or ignorance.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Feb 2015   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

They are not really hidden. Windows redirects 32bit programs to "C:\Windows\SysWOW64" where it keeps all 32bit DLLs and subsystems. But as far as the application is concerned they are in "C:\Windows\System32" when they are not truly there.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

08 Feb 2015   #4
mikcara

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

I'm not trying to delete all dll's but only the ones found by scanning with minihost a music program and it gives me a list of dll's from a music program I've deleted previously(2 years ago) in fact but it seems to have left many of the plug in dll's on my program files on C drive but when I look for them I can't find them.HELP!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2015   #5
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Quote:
dll's from a music program I've deleted previously
Deleting programs does leave behind files no longer needed but Uninstalling a program should properly remove all the associated files and Registry entries. It is possible the program you are using, "minihost for VST's", is seeing references to the .dll files in the Registry.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2015   #6
mikcara

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Thanks for the reply I think I'll leave well alone I don't have the revelant knowhow!Thanks again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2015   #7
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

You're welcome.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Delete dll's




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
mistaken type bcdedit /delete id, instead of /delete value id...
So fist i had some problems after some crashs, and then i enable safe mode though windows it self(msconfig) but then for shit reason win ask for passwords, it doesn't ask for PIN of other options when on safe mode....so i got stuck at that.....cause i never use psd, neither have used hotmail, on...
General Discussion
Delete key non-responsive, doesn't delete
Hi, for some reason I can no longer use the Delete key to move files to the recycle bin, delete text, et cetera. I can still use Shift+Delete to permanently remove files et cetera, but using the Delete key by itself does not do anything whatsoever. This also doesn't appear to be a hardware issue,...
General Discussion
Cannot delete contacts - delete greyed out
I am using Windows Live Mail in W7 Home Premium. I need to delete certain contacts that have appeared and are variations of existing contacts. When I left click on the variation "Delete" is greyed out, as is the large red cross in the ribbon. Can someone please supply an answer to enable...
Browsers & Mail
Unable to delete a file,can't delete it can't shred it,
I looked at my firewall events earlier and i saw a file had been trying to connect to the internet but had been blocked by my firewall. Whenever i install a program i am unsure of i block the exe file from connecting to the internet until i'm happy its a safe program. The file is...
General Discussion
Outlook 2010 and IMAP - DELETE Does DELETE
Hi there Be careful with IMAP and Outlook 2010 as the DELETE really does DELETE stuff off the server. In Outlook 2007 you got a line through the items and had to do EDIT==>PURGE to delete stuff off the server so be careful if you really DON'T want to physically delete mail from the server when...
Microsoft Office


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:42.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App