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Ntuser Files

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#1 don_s


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Posted 16 April 2007 - 10:04 AM

Hi folks,

I was directed here from another post, so forgive me if I'm posting in the wrong place...

I have a question about the various NTUSER files that appear in my C:\Documents and Settings\user drive.

Up until a few weeks ago I used to have two files in this drive named NTUSER: "NTUSER.dat" and "ntuser.log"

About two weeks ago the ".log" file disappeared and a "ntuser.dat.log" showed up in its place.

What's strange about this is that I used to be able to delete the old ".log" file (if i was cleaning out my folders), but I can't delete the new ".dat.log" file...

I know that you can't delete the NTUSER.dat file...

So, does anyone here have any thoughts on this? Does anyone know why the change occured, or if the new .dat.log file is legit?

I'm confused, and would appreciate any insight anyone here has.

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 06:39 PM

I've seen them on my "pristine" copy of XP that I have running - so they're not malicious. But as for deleting them, I'll leave that to others to make a recommendation.
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Posted 17 April 2007 - 09:55 AM

Thanks John... I hadn't seen the .dat.log version before. So it's at least comforting to know that they're not malicious....

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