Which duplicate dll files to delete?

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Hi! I use the free version of CCleaner to list duplicate files, many of which are dll or java script files along with a few dic files. Almost all of them in a group have the same name, size and creation date, but have different paths. Those paths share an initial path, but then differ to one or two different sub-folders.
So my question is this: which, if any, of the dupes can be deleted? In other words, if I retain the highest level of a file and delete the dupes in its sub-folder(S), am I asking for trouble?
Thank you very much: I'm glad I found your site!
Cheers...Steve


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Leave them alone. DLL type files take up very little room and you run a VERY real risk of messing something up.
CCleaner is a fine program however do not use the registry cleaner part nor the part you are attempting to use.
 

sfj17

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Thanks, CJ; I will follow your advice, but I do use the duplicate finder for a few non-program files, typically photos. And I have been using the registry cleaner for years, but I always keep a back-up first. So far, I've been lucky I guess.
Thanks again...Steve
 

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Reg cleaners are not recommended; they often do more harm than good. Just as an "Example" You can do a clean install of win10, install CCleaner and the registry repair will find "Errors"
 

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sfj17,

I've edited your post to change the brackets from the square ones to the proper ones. Note that square brackets cause all of the text that follows to be converted to BB code. Because you used those brackets on the word "folder[s]" all of text that followed had a strike through it. It was not converted in my sample because I used plain tags which nullifies the code.
 
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