Basically, orphaned files (usually .dlls are cited) are those which show no program as "owning" them. These are often left behind when a program has been removed and the uninstall file did not remove them. They could also be left by someone who deletes folders manually rather than use a proper removal method. Many such are not installed in the folders created by the program but in Windows created folders. There are utilities that will attempt to find and remove orphaned files but these are not always foolproof. Use with caution.
What are orphaned files and how do you stop the disk checking when you boot up while it saids i have orphaned files can some one help me?