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What's an .h file?


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#1 floyd

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 09:49 AM

I was just opening Firefox and Thunderbird on my laptop when all of a sudden this file msdtcprf.h showed up on my desktop. I have almost no icons on my desktop so I noticed it immediately.

I double clicked on it and it opened a text file in notepad. Nothing in there references anything I recognize other then it seems to be a log of some sort. The file is only 80 KB in size

I use WIN XP pro

Thanks for any ideas. A Google search didn't help me any.
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Posted 19 March 2010 - 02:11 PM

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms...%29.aspx?ppud=4
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Posted 19 March 2010 - 06:56 PM

Thanks Broni, I read your link until my head started to hurt and the eyes were beginning to bleed, but I think since I have a copy of this file in my Windows\system32 folder, I'm going to assume the one on my desktop got copied there by some divine action. I'm going to try to delete and see if my computer can survive without it on the desktop.e your opinion. If you have any concern about me trying that let me know as I value your opinion, otherwise thanks for your help. It's always appreciated.
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Posted 19 March 2010 - 07:09 PM

I have that file two locations:
C:\Windows\inf\MSDTC
C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-c..gement-perfcounters_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_232070fbac071008

I doubt, it's needed on your desktop, but to play it safe, rename the file from msdtcprf.h to msdtcprf.old and see, if over next couple of days something will complain about it.

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