Friday, December 04, 2009 11:00 AMi want to ask that if win sxs folder keeps the application dll file so why win sxs folder does not delete the older application dll files after uninstalling the application.. win sxs should delete the older file if i am uninstalling myself what if i dont need to keep that older application dll in my win sxs folder?
Monday, December 07, 2009 7:22 AM
It's not safe if you delete anything in the WinSxS folder, this folder is basically a OS folder which you should not modifiy / play around with. OS stores dll refernce files in windows sxs ( side by side ) folder which is very much needed for OS to refer to particular version of dll.
below is the excellent post explaining the same ( they have explained for windows vista ) but Windsxs folder does same job on all flavour OS .
In addition, you can refer to the following page to understand the Secret Of Windows 7 Winsxs Folder.
I hope this would help you.
- Marked As Answer by mattburrMicrosoft Employee, Moderator Thursday, December 10, 2009 3:05 PM
Tuesday, December 08, 2009 9:26 AMThanks for the links.. :)
Sunday, January 09, 2011 5:56 AMThanks for the Information.Its nice