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Windows 7: 0 user registry handles leaked ?

4 Days Ago   #11
bugsy2019

Win 7 64bit Pro
 
 

OK Ive gotten a little bit further with this not stopped it but found what i hope to be cause except not sure if i can delete the file without losing stuff.


Ok so what i did was i set up another user account as it wasn't happening on a new one and kept copying folder by folder of my other user from the APPDATA folder till it happened it was a bit long and tedious but in the end it turned out to be



appdata/local/microsoft/windows/usrclass.dat


The other usrclass files in this folder didn't make a difference only this one seemed to bring it back on other user and when swapped back with it went away again.


So i guess question is could i delete this on the one that is going wrong and have no adverse effects? what does it actually do?



I have read a little saying it keeps user preferences etc in but not sure what or even if i can repair it as there's obviously something in it that is causing the error.


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4 Days Ago   #12
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Bugsy,

Once you have created that new User profile, bug free - just remove the offending one

User Account - Delete


You have now reicieved Sherlock Holmes's hat


Roy
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4 Days Ago   #13
bugsy2019

Win 7 64bit Pro
 
 

Yeah i know i can do that but i didnt want to lose how i had customized etc on other profile will mean i need to set up everything again in terms of personalisations would the usrclass.dat recreate if i deleted it?


Is there anyway to look into the usrclass.dat file.
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4 Days Ago   #14
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

The best way to find out is to rename that .dat file to something like usrclassold.dat and reboot. You might want to set a system recovery restore point before doing so in case there's a boot problem. On the other hand, if you ran into a boot problem, you could go into safe mode and change the folder name back to the original.
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3 Days Ago   #15
bugsy2019

Win 7 64bit Pro
 
 

Thanks for all your help everyone hopefully will be the fix below but wont know till tested for a while.


I have renamed old one too usrclass.old via another account i created and then logged back in to which it recreated the file and i dont have the error anymore the question will be if i see any changes to which the file would of stored info such as personalisations etc. Not noticed anything major as yet as ive even got all file associations same which i thought may be one of things that may of reset.

Will let you all know how i get on over coming days/weeks and if there isn't anything then its finally solved well in terms of fixing it but what caused it i will never know at present.
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3 Days Ago   #16
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Great! Fingers crossed that everything will be okay.
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