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A website that holds a ton of free to use DLL files for anyone who needs them. Does such a thing exist? Do you have a favorite/recommended one?

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Just now, argumentum said:

Don't go getting DLLs of unknown origin. I'd recommend none.

Hence my asking for a repository. A source for known trusted DLL's. 

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There are many, just search for a particular DLL and you'd get many results.

But the thing is they aren't for programmers, they are for end-users who don't know anything about compiling programs. If you are a programmer, just get your DLLs from the SDK or build them from the source if available, one of those options is always available.

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On 7/4/2021 at 7:41 AM, Draygoes said:

A source for known trusted DLL's. 

Github.com ;)

 

 

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i get them from SDKs or from the appropriate vc_redist that contains them. DO NOT TRUST anyone, including github

 

google the dll and add sdk or redist to the search to find what contains what you need.

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1 hour ago, Earthshine said:

DO NOT TRUST anyone, including github

True, but the thing to note is that GitHub is just a hosting platform, so it depends really. If the project is officially hosted there then the DLLs are trustworthy, if it is some 3rd-party mirror then buyer beware ;)

A loose comparison is Wikipedia, you shouldn't trust it, but you should check the sources and if they are trustworthy, then Wikipedia is too.

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