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Windows 7: Delete etilqs files that under C:\windows\temp ?

30 Nov 2011   #1

Win7 Enterprise 32bit
Delete etilqs files that under C:\windows\temp ?


I have Win 7 32 bit and under C:\windows\temp I have about 30 files starts with etilqs total size of 2GB.
Any idea which application create these files and if I can delete them from my PC ?

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30 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7

etilqs is backwards for sqlite, which is a database file used by many programs, including firefox

Edit: I found this link which should help, looks like it is firefox Why does Firefox keeps manufacturing etilqs files on my hard drive which tend to be 1-3gb in size? | Firefox Support Forum | Firefox Help

As for whether it is safe to dispose of them, my suggestion would be to cut the files out of the folder and paste them somewhere else for a few days, and see if any of your programs have lost any data / fail to work

If you're happy that all is well, then you can delete the backups you made safely.. From the thread it may be an antivirus issue which prevents firefox from deleting the files, so it may be necessary to add an exclude folder to the av.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2011   #3

Win7 Enterprise 32bit

Well I don't have FireFox installed on my PC but I will do as you suggested
and move the files to other location and see if all is OK.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

01 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

You could also rename the files along the lines of filename.old where filename is the name of the file you don't want to use any more.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.

I delete all those files on a weekly basis. It may require you to logon to your regular sites again, as I believe that is where it stores the username logons and passwords in many instances.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Aug 2015   #6

Windows XP Profesional SP3
How etilqs files are deleted

etilqs is backwards for sqlite, which is a database file used by many programs, including firefox. I think you will find that the etilqs files created by firefox will go away themselves when you exit firefox and thunderbird. Try it and see. It works for me.
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