multiple cygwin1.dll message

Christopher Faylor
Sat May 26 15:44:00 GMT 2007

On Sat, May 26, 2007 at 10:58:59AM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Sat, May 26, 2007 at 02:14:47AM -0400, John wrote:
>>John wrote:
>>>  602k 2005/06/26 C:\WINDOWS\system32\cygwin1.dll - os=4.0 img=1.0 sys=4.0
>>>                  "cygwin1.dll" v0.0 ts=2005/5/25 19:38
>>I just noticed this line in the output. However, a Windows search and
>>a cygwin find does not find this file!!! I swear!
>Two non-cygwin applications (setup.exe and cygcheck.exe) have told you
>that the dll exists.  Have you tried just visiting the folder with
>Explorer and deleting the DLL???  These applications are not doing
>anything special to find this file so if they say there is a file in
>c:\windows\system32 there is a file there.

And as an additional thought, before you swear that Explorer says that
the dll isn't there too, you can try using the windows cmd.exe shell
to delete the file:

c:\> del C:\WINDOWS\system32\cygwin1.dll

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