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Windows 7: Restore deleted Prefetch?

05 Oct 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Restore deleted Prefetch?

Hope it's ok to start a new post 'cuz the others concerning PF are about a year old.

A friend who knows more about computers than I do was here a few days ago & I happened to ask about a little problem that was bugging me. He went through several things trying to find a solution & ended up clearing out my Prefetch, then used CCleaner Registry Clean. All of that is still in Recycle Bin. Can I just go into R/Bin & 'Restore' it since I've been reading that it's NOT a good idea to clear it?

(My little problem still exits but it's just in Event Viewer so will maybe just clear it out later.)


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05 Oct 2012   #2

7 x64

If he didn't delete the Layout.ini file there is no reason to restore that old Prefetch data. It will get rebuilt over time.
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08 Oct 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

I looked at what's still in Recycle Bin but am still lost. While trying to find my own answer instead of bugging you guys, I also read something about 'don't delete ReadyBoot / ReadyBoost' ??? I do realize that Prefetch will rebuild itself but am worried about the file you referred to in your reply & also the ReadyBoot.
Here's a couple shots of my Recycle Bin.

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-2012-10-08_083308-_-prefetch-recycle-bin.png   -2012-10-08_085915-_-readyboot-also-rbin.png  
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08 Oct 2012   #4

W8+8.1, W7 ult+hp, XP

Do some research, f.ex. about the layout.ini and .db files.
If you really want to do things in there, seems the .pf files can go and they'll be recreated.
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08 Oct 2012   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

I remove old prefetched data without any problems.
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