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#1 ridgewalker

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 09:37 AM

hello all, I am a newbie here and would like to ask a question. yeaterday I ran sysclean on my computer, xp home, in safe mode, after it finished I saw in the log that every line or entry says "could not set file for reading on C:\prefetch\ yada yada yada\ access is denied". can anyone tell me what this is ? thanks.

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 11:22 AM

The prefetch is a location that windows (xp) uses to pre-load parts of commonly run applications to cause them to launch or load quicker when the user actually calls for them.

It should probably be c:\windows\prefetch\*.* isn't it? (not c:\prefetch)

I've seen where you users get a lot of "access is denied" returns like that when they run sysclean without clearing the contents of the prefetch folder first. You should either ignore those returns (they are meaningless) or delete the contents of the prefetch folder (not the whole folder entirely!) before running it next time.

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 01:45 PM

pchartwell, yes, you are correct, it is "C:\windows\prefetch\" If I can ask a stupid question, how do you clear the contents of the prefetch folder ?




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