View Full Version : what is this file and why will it not delete
10-05-2002, 09:00 PM
C:\Documents and Settings\GrapeDude\Local Settings\Temp\Perflib_Perfdata_7d4.dat
i have this file that showed up a few months ago and it changes every day and it will not delete. any idea qhat it is and why it wil not delete.
would have tried booting from a boot didk but i figured i would not be able to see the file where it is on a NTFS partition
any ideas what it is and why i cant delete it ... is it apart of spy weare?
10-05-2002, 09:04 PM
I think it's used for your performance data within WinNT, Win2K, and WinXP (When you hit CTRL-ALT-DEL).
10-05-2002, 09:07 PM
hummm not sure about that because it hasnt always been there,
10-05-2002, 10:01 PM
Originally posted by Hoser
I think it's used for your performance data within WinNT, Win2K, and WinXP (When you hit CTRL-ALT-DEL). ive used 2k for a while and am running xp now and have never seen that file. there are only one or 2 files in the temp directory that should not be deleted and that isnt one of them.
chances are that it belongs to some program and it is using it constantly. you can try to start in safe mode and delete it or if that doesnt work try booting up to a command prompt and delete it from there. if it does belong to a program, that program should create it again if its needed but just to be on the safe side, back it up
10-06-2002, 06:36 PM
Originally posted by chosenfool
you have nero installed?
ive just very recently installed nero (trying out the software that came with the TDK i got), and ive seen the exact same file in my temp folder. i couldnt delete it at all, until i uninstalled nero. Im thinking its more likely a temp file that nero uses while youre using the system (whthere youre using nero or not), thats why you cant delete it.
I bet that is it i recently upgraded to teh newest version of nero.
10-06-2002, 11:29 PM
Though this Win2K KB article mentions the files to be in a different location, this sounds similar to what you are talking about.
10-14-2002, 09:18 PM
I had those files but I was able to delete them. I do have the latest version of Nero installed.
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