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Windows 7: Stop creating file.db and recent.db on USB drive

12 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Stop creating file.db and recent.db on USB drive

When I plug in a USB flash drive, it's creating 2 files:
file.db and recent.db
These database files will open in notepad. File.db seems to be a list of all files on the flash drive and recent.db is a list of recently accessed files on the drive. If I delete them, it just recreates them. I don't see similar files on my C drive.
Also, my work computer running Windows 7 Enterprise does not create them when I insert a USB drive.

As a matter of privacy, I'd rather not have lists of my files on the drives. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how stop creating them?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

12 Jan 2013   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Welcome to the Seven Forums
It would help us to help you if you would complete your system specs.

These files are most likely caused by a media player indexing any attached storage device.

You can use the info in this tutorial to find the offending application:
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Stop creating file.db and recent.db on USB drive

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