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Windows 7: How to relocate prefetch location?

21 Mar 2012   #11

windows 7 64 bit

Actually I think I found a way to relocate the prefetch folder. In windows 7 you can use the command terminal to make a link from one location to another. This is a pretty good explanation of links.

So first you need to disable prefetch, superfetch in registry and superfetch in the services.
Then you would cut the prefetch folder from its original location and paste it into the location you want it, i.e. another hard drive.
After that open command terminal and type

mklink /J C:\Windows\Prefetch [path to new prefetch location, i.e. E:\Prefetch]

I tried it and it works for me. It will show prefetch folder in your C:\Windows folder but actually be stored on the other drive. You can check with spacesniffer.

Then you can re-enable superfetch and prefetch and it should store new files in the new location.

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