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    Version Conflict Manager

    I've never used this tool and I'm not sure if there's a conflict or not.

    I found the following and I need some advice:

    ACTXPRXY.DLL - Backed Up Version: 6.0.2600.0 Current Version 6.0.2800.1106

    It's a WindowsSystem file. Properties shows it as the AciveX Interface Marshaling Library.

    It's listed a second time as WindowsVCM. Can a VCM (back up) file be safely removed?

    Rep.ly to this like you were teaching a first grade student, because that's the way I feel about this subject.

    Please, somebody, teach poor me.
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    Re: Version Conflict Manager

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Phil Rabichow on 10-Nov-02 01:07. I found it. It was added by IE6 SP-1. Don't know why my original version wasn't backed up like yours.)</P>Interesting. I don't have an answer. I, too, have version 6.0.2800.1106, but no backed up version. Version conflicts manager doesn't show anything on my system. I looked it up on Microsoft's dll database at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...fo.asp&fp=1. However, the latest version that they list is the one you say was backed up, 6.0.2600.0.

    If it's size is 100,352 bytes, then it's from IE6 & dated 8/17/01. However, the later one, not listed in MS database, is dated 8/29/02. I assume the later later version is OK, but I don't know why it's not listed.

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    Re: Version Conflict Manager

    Edit: The most recent version *IS* from IE6sp1. The file exists in the IE-3.cab file of the IE6sp1 update. It is version 6.00.2800.1106 - Thursday, August 29, 2002. The MS DLL Database is sadly not up-to-date.

    I have one in the VCM folder, but it is REALLY old....

    I would keep the most recent one in the WindowsSystem folder.
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    Re: Version Conflict Manager

    Perhaps I'll leave the Manager alone until I get concrete information.
    I appreciate your answer Phil but my question about removing VCM files still hasn't been been addressed.
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    Re: Version Conflict Manager

    Thank you R2, at last the concrete information I've been waiting for. I'll go through the list and remove the oldest ones. Is that the way I should do it?
    I also need to know if I can remove ALL .VCM files from my computer or should I be selective?

    I never received an e-mail with your reply and I answered Phil's post before I saw yours. I was complaing about not getting concrete information and mentioned the removal of the VCM files.

    I'll wait until hearing from you again before I do something that I will have a long time to regret.
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    Re: Version Conflict Manager

    I initially screwed up and replied to Phil. Some how I got the wrong actxprxy.dll file out of the IE6sp1 cab files. I have no explanation...

    Back to the VCM. It looks to me that Microsoft completely ditched the VCM sometime back in 1999. I have NOTHING written in this folder since July 1999. That means I have upgraded this box from Win98 to Win98Se and the VCM did NOT "backup" the core Win98 files -- like it was originally designed to do.

    It was created for help users when they upgraded from Win95 to Win98 -- but it sounds like it was supposed to keep performing this function after that initial upgrade. It did not. As best I can tell, the VCM folder and the VCM program (vcmui.exe) are vestigial junk that has outlived its original purpose.

    Should you delete the contents? I am not sure it matters -- but when in doubt, I always say NO. Unless you really need the disk space, I would just leave it and ignore it.

    Alternatively, you could rename to the folder VCM-junk and see if you find your computer complaining about this. If you get no complaints for several months, then you can probably dump the folder without much concern.

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