Registry Clean Pro

A utility to fix errors and optimize the performance of the Windows registry.

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Shared DLLs

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SharedDLLs

This registry key contains references to shared DLLs (Dynamic Link Libraries). DLLs are used to store functions that can be called by programs to perform certain tasks. They can be shared by multiple applications to reduce memory and disk space requirements.

If a shared DLL is deleted or moved to another folder, the functions that are stored in this DLL become inaccessible to applications because the corresponding registry entry in the SharedDLLs section no longer points to the actual location of the DLL. This can cause problems for the applications that use functions stored in the missing DLL file.

If Registry Clean Pro cannot find a DLL file that is referenced from the SharedDLLs section, the registry entry pointing to this DLL is removed.

If a registry reference to a DLL file is specified as a short filename without the full path, Registry Clean Pro tries to find the file in all the folders on your hard drives. If the file in question is not found, the registry entry referring to this file is considered invalid and is removed from the registry. If one or more files with that name are found, Registry Clean Pro does not remove the reference from the registry. If a reference points to a file located on a network drive, Registry Clean Pro does not remove this reference.

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