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Can someone please explain to me ( in exact, precise way ) about duplicate files, dll's, etc. I use the "Remove-It" program. It shows hudge amounts of duplicates. I tried removing some, But ran into trouble because I had removed somethings that I needed. HOW DOES ONE KNOW WHAT CAN BE SAFELY REMOVED? HOW DOES ONE KNOW (WHICH) DUPLICATE TO REMOVE? Anyone familiar with this process, Please answer.Thanks,chinman
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I always say if it's not broken don't fix it.
But if you want to eliminate the duplicate .ttf (True Type Font)
IMHO the fonts should be in the window\font.
Quote "Window95 Microsoft Resource Kit Manual."

I would transfer the fonts that directory making sure that the size and date are the same or more recent.
Just to make sure I would copy the fft files to a diskette as backup.
Once you have done that, try some of your applications to find out if all is ok.
Check the propriety of the files in both
directories to see if it's the same. Same As above if you delete one
directory, make a backup in case you need it later.

There is a utility I use all the time from Berry Press called
(DLLMAN32.EXE). You enter a .exe and it tells you all the dll's needed for that program. Also, enter a .dll and it tells you all the files associated with that dll.
You can get it at: http://www.worldpassage.net/ftp/pub/Win95/Utilities/
BPUT95S Barry Press Utilities.ZIP

The answer is, you must backup a duplicate before removing it.
Removeit, and all the uninstallers will do the same thing. They only guess as what can be removed.
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