Hi, With XP everytime I uninstalled a program afterwards I would do a search for the prefetch file , how does this work with Vista ? Does Vista remove everything once it been uninstall ? Do the prefetch files get remove ? How does it work towards the prefetch files ? thanks
Vista Prefetch question(24 posts)
HI, Thanks for the welcome . Lighthouse may I ask as to why you do just that ? WHS I have CC already though I wasn't sure it removes the prefetch file or does it remove them all within the folder ? I rather have it just remove programs that I have uninstalled , Does it do just certain ones at a time ? Thanks
Don't know how Prefetch works in Vista however you can Delete the Prefetch files in XP, Reboot, Logon, Jump into (CMD) mode and type in or (copy and paste) the below to rebuild the most current Prefetch files. Be sure to run CCleaner before rebuilding files.
As I indicated, in Vista this may not work but you can try it and if it doesn't, all it will do is give you an error message.
Well that a good reason Lighthouse lol , though I was under the impression never to delete the layout file . It has something to do with Windows booting better if you don't . I know it get recreated if you do but I was told not to delete it .
Raphoenix >> Thanks for that tip but I am affraid it doesn't work . It actually does nothing in Vista , no error or anything , oh well . Though I know if you restart your comp a few times it will recreate the prefetch files .
Did you hit (Enter Key) and watch the HD light to see if activity was taking place ?? In XP, the command rebuilds the Prefetch (INI) file also along with other entries after complete deletion of Prefetch folder content.
Lighthouse >>> Yeah, I figure it recreate all after a few restarts ( 3 )
Raphoenix >>> All I did was copy and paste your command and enter it , hit enter , nothing . just gives you the beginning option again
I'll take your warning seriously.
I've always used "raphoenix" on all groups and my "nickname" Rick P. since the net started. Was just wondering who was the ISP for the group.
Just navigate straight to the folder. (presuming Your Vista is on C:)
I't's as I posted above. C:\Windows\Prefetch.
I think Vista trys' to hang on to everything.
Edit. On a normal "Start Search", no. On a full search (everywhere, non-indexed) yes
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