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Windows 7: may i purge the Prefetch folder?

18 Mar 2011   #1

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
may i purge the Prefetch folder?

hi

sometime under Windows 7 i had to purge/delete all the file inside the Prefetch folder

reboot ,use the pc and after the second reboot , the pc is faster

i was used to do one every 5 months

could i do in Windows 7?

thanks

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18 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Hello there, drugo.

Yes, you can delete the contents from the Prefetch folder but it won't make your PC to "go faster".

Here:

What is the prefetch folder?

More than enough explanation
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18 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

There never was a reason to purge Prefetch. You should leave it alone.
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18 Mar 2011   #4

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Edited: Incorrect reasoning.
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18 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

No it won't...Prefetch files are an index not the actual executable files themselves. There is no reason to clear it. Prefetch and SuperFetch do not store copies any where. If the files a virus uses are gone, they are gone.
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18 Mar 2011   #6

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

You're right. Sorry about that. Misunderstanding on my part.
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18 Mar 2011   #7

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

The simple answer is yes, you can purge prefetch without issues.
There is no real reason other than clearing out old data, no other reason.
If you have a cleanup tool that does it, there i no reason to tell it not to clean it.
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