Permission

asked 2022-12-24T22:24:04.287+00:00
ru ko 21 Reputation points

I'm trying to delete a bunch .dll of files from my hard drive. I'm told I need permission from system to do this? What does this mean? How can I get permission? These files are just taking up space.

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  1. answered 2022-12-25T23:04:56.77+00:00
    Dave Patrick 328.4K Reputation points Microsoft MVP

    DLLs (dynamic link library files) are an important component of the operating system, also windows features, and programs use them. Deleting them is going to break something. One I just checked here has more that 40,000. Not sure how you are planning to make the decisions on which ones you'll keep but a much simpler solution may be to clean install it.

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  1. answered 2022-12-24T23:37:17.97+00:00
    Dave Patrick 328.4K Reputation points Microsoft MVP

    You can take ownership but of course this is dangerous. What dll files are you wanting to delete? Make sure you understand the repercussions.

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  2. answered 2022-12-25T01:41:37.34+00:00
    S.Sengupta 5,411 Reputation points Microsoft MVP

    It means it needs administrative rights.

    Why do you like to delete DLL files? It may lead to serious functional problem of your system.

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  3. answered 2022-12-25T22:55:48.917+00:00
    ru ko 21 Reputation points

    OK, I'm going to leave them in there. Don't want to make my computer worse than it already is.

    Thank you for your response.


  4. answered 2022-12-25T22:59:49.123+00:00
    ru ko 21 Reputation points

    I checked how many .dll files are on my HD. There are 78,420 of them. It's difficult to understand why a system would need so many files to function.

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