Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: This tool is perfect on Vista can we use it on Seven


18 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - XP Pro. Sp3
 
 
This tool is perfect on Vista can we use it on Seven

I was using this batch file to clean up my Vista drive

It is tested.
It is safe.
It reduces up to 2 gb on vista or more (dependes).
it deletes alot of unwanted files and update uninstallations.
it is true...!!!!

so Seven pro.'s is it safe to be used on Seven can any body analyz it in our lovely seven forum
and tell us if we can use it on Seven
we know that Seven and Vista r close so any ideas.




Attached Files
File Type: zip VistaSystemJunkCleaner.zip (619 Bytes, 337 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7
 
 

hi, nothing special in there though

Code:
@echo off
cls
TITLE Windows Vista System Junk Cleaner v1.0
echo.
echo Windows Vista System Junk Cleaner
echo Version 1.1
echo.
echo (C) 2007 My Digital Life (www.mydigitallife.info)
echo.
echo This batch script is provided as is without warranty.
pause 
echo.
echo.
echo Start cleaning and deleting Vista system junk? 
echo (Press Ctrl-C and answer Y to terminate)
pause
cls

del /f /s /q %systemdrive%\*.tmp
del /f /s /q %systemdrive%\*._mp
del /f /s /q %systemdrive%\*.log
del /f /s /q %systemdrive%\*.gid
del /f /s /q %systemdrive%\*.chk
del /f /s /q %systemdrive%\*.old
del /f /s /q "%appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\cookies\*.*"
del /f /s /q "%userprofile%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.*"
del /f /s /q "%userprofile%\Local Settings\Temp\*.*" 
del /f /s /q "%appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\*.*"
del /f /s /q %windir%\*.bak
del /f /s /q %windir%\prefetch\*.*
del /f /s /q %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\Download\*.*
rd /s /q "%userprofile%\Local Settings\Temp\" & md "%userprofile%\Local Settings\Temp\" 
rd /s /q %windir%\Temp & md %windir%\Temp

cls
echo.
echo Windows Vista System Junk Cleaner
echo Version 1.1
echo.
echo (C) 2007 My Digital Life (www.mydigitallife.info)
echo.
echo This batch script is provided as is without warranty.
echo.
echo.
echo Vista system junk cleaning and deleting completed. 
echo.
echo Press any key to exit.
pause
it looks for the default temp file *.extensions (.tmp,.old...) and deletes those. I checked the paths and it shud work as intended. Actually i wouldnt recommend to clean the prefetch dir but hey u can decide for urself.

u can also alter that bat file to ur needs so might want to consider that aswell.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - XP Pro. Sp3
 
 

Why not to clean the prefetch???
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


18 Oct 2009   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Prefetch folder contains some data of the programs you use. When you start a program it sometimes have to collect data from several files before it really runs. Because not all the programs need all the data from every file they use, prefetch collects those bits in every file needed for the program to run to start the program faster and stores this data to this folder.

If you delete the folder, the prefetch data is again collected when you start your program or application next time, thus making the startup last longer.

Prefetch data don't cause any harm to your computer. On the contrary, it can make your favorite applications to start faster. The folder is normally also quite small, you have to have a huge software selection installed for it to be over 70-100 megs.

You do as you want to; I don't recommend deleting prefetch data.

Kari
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lomaaaz View Post
Why not to clean the prefetch???
Let me guess, holdover from XP? And even then it was a bogus "tweak",

Beware of Bogus XP Advice
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2009   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lomaaaz View Post
Why not to clean the prefetch???
Let me guess, holdover from XP? And even then it was a bogus "tweak",

Beware of Bogus XP Advice
Interesting article. Thanks for the tip.

Kari
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

The only circumstance that clearing out prefetch can help with is if for some reason you change the way you use your PC drasticly.

One example would be an a PC that uses predominantly IE and Office 2003 and for some reasons you wish to start using Firefox and Openoffice.

In these circumstances the one off clearing of prefetch will accelerate the change in the program list that provides the benefits of faster starts.

Of course this will happen anyway over time so is not actually required
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
The only circumstance that clearing out prefetch can help with is if for some reason you change the way you use your PC drasticly.

One example would be an a PC that uses predominantly IE and Office 2003 and for some reasons you wish to start using Firefox and Openoffice In these circumstances the one off clearing of prefetch will accelerate the change in the program list that provides the benefits of faster starts.
Actually no it won't accelerate anything, instead of removing the two application you no longer use, you remove EVERYTHING. See the flaw here? No, what you should do is leave it alone. Windows is more then capable of taking care of such things for you.

When you delete the contents of the prefetch folder, you delete ALL the optimization work it already has done. So what have you accomplished?

Quote:
Of course this will happen anyway over time so is not actually required
It is NEVER required. In my own saying about such tweaks:
Believing you are smarter then the computer, is the first mistake.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - XP Pro. Sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Believing you are smarter then the computer, is the first mistake.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Oct 2009   #10

 

I am smarter than my computer. I overthink everything.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 This tool is perfect on Vista can we use it on Seven




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: This tool is perfect on Vista can we use it on Seven
Thread Forum
The Perfect Pillow Chillout Room
Upgraded form Vista to Windows 7 problems Defragmenter tool Windows Updates & Activation
Perfect Disk? Software
Windows 7 Random Lockups vs Perfect Vista x64 operation General Discussion
My Perfect Theme... Themes and Styles
Windows Vista SP2 RTM + Windows Vista SP1 Blocker Tool News
Expiration of Service Pack Blocker Tool for Windows Vista & Windows XP News

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:16 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33