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Windows 7: How do I delete prefetch files in 7?

30 Oct 2009   #11
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kf9vh View Post
Perhaps I have misinformation. I have been dumping the pretch files for years and have not really noticed my machine loading up web pages slower. I read where they were like temp. internet files and need to be flushed every once in a while. I guess based on what is being said here that is wrong?
Prefetch does not effect web pages. It helps speed up the launch of applications as well as the booting of the computer. Prefetch creates small index files a certain executable is going to need and in what order so Windows will preload those into memory before the application calls for them.

Clearing out Prefetch destroys that history and the work it as gone into optimizing your HDD. Just leave Prefetch alone. Windows is smart enough to handle it on its own.


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30 Oct 2009   #12
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kf9vh View Post
Perhaps I have misinformation. I have been dumping the pretch files for years and have not really noticed my machine loading up web pages slower. I read where they were like temp. internet files and need to be flushed every once in a while. I guess based on what is being said here that is wrong?
Prefetch does not effect web pages. It helps speed up the launch of applications as well as the booting of the computer. Prefetch creates small index files a certain executable is going to need and in what order so Windows will preload those into memory before the application calls for them.

Clearing out Prefetch destroys that history and the work it as gone into optimizing your HDD. Just leave Prefetch alone. Windows is smart enough to handle it on its own.

I'm gonna try for a few days
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30 Oct 2009   #13
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pacinitaly View Post
I use the attached file constantly
Too make matters worse your little bat file is also deleting the ReadyBoot folder (which contains optimized startup traces for when you boot the computer, 5 max). Or are you one of those that disabled the ReadyBoost service which is also responsible for ReadyBoot?
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30 Oct 2009   #14
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pacinitaly View Post
I use the attached file constantly
Too make matters worse your little bat file is also deleting the ReadyBoot folder (which contains optimized startup traces for when you boot the computer, 5 max). Or are you one of those that disabled the ReadyBoost service which is also responsible for ReadyBoot?
and away we go....

the .bat file only deletes MY .pf files. the trace x files remain
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30 Oct 2009   #15
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pacinitaly View Post
I use the attached file constantly
Read the link above...

You may think it does but...deleting the prefetch does nothing for perfomance...it only hinders it
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