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Prefetch Files--Cannot Delete All at Once

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Anonymous
June 22, 2005 2:25:19 PM

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I'm an orderliness freak, like to get rid of *.pf files even though in
know in XP they basically replenish themselves quickly.

Problem: as in the past I find all *.pf files in Search, Press "Select
All" in Edit dropdown menu, but when I hit "Delete" I get an Error
Deleting Files or Folders Screen stating " cannot delete file: cannot
read from the source file or disk".

I am able to delete the larger *.pf (Prefetch) files manually and
separately, but I would prefer the Select All/Delete All (at once)
approach.

Any ideas?

No biggie but thanks.

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Anonymous
June 22, 2005 10:44:37 PM

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Maybe you would have better luck by going to C:\Windows\Prefetch
Folder and doing it from there.
<Temprock@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I'm an orderliness freak, like to get rid of *.pf files even though in
> know in XP they basically replenish themselves quickly.
>
> Problem: as in the past I find all *.pf files in Search, Press "Select
> All" in Edit dropdown menu, but when I hit "Delete" I get an Error
> Deleting Files or Folders Screen stating " cannot delete file: cannot
> read from the source file or disk".
>
> I am able to delete the larger *.pf (Prefetch) files manually and
> separately, but I would prefer the Select All/Delete All (at once)
> approach.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> No biggie but thanks.
>
Anonymous
June 22, 2005 11:42:17 PM

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Hi

Reboot, then try and delete the files. Although the files in the Prefetch
folder do help in loading programs faster.

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Will Denny
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
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<Temprock@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1119461119.882180.161240@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> I'm an orderliness freak, like to get rid of *.pf files even though in
> know in XP they basically replenish themselves quickly.
>
> Problem: as in the past I find all *.pf files in Search, Press "Select
> All" in Edit dropdown menu, but when I hit "Delete" I get an Error
> Deleting Files or Folders Screen stating " cannot delete file: cannot
> read from the source file or disk".
>
> I am able to delete the larger *.pf (Prefetch) files manually and
> separately, but I would prefer the Select All/Delete All (at once)
> approach.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> No biggie but thanks.
>
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