During the last 8 months Windows 7 has grown by 40 MBytes in 120 monstrous files such as
That is Bloat.
Where is the Benefit
I have just been looking for answers and find :-
Remove them to fix problems installing updates / hotfixes etc, as per
Those files are created dynamically to prevent the registry becomming
corrupt - basically whenever you make a setting it will be written to files
such as that instead before being written to the real file - that way if
something goes wrong there is a recovery option.
If the registry does become corrupt and these files provide a recover option,
HOW AND WHEN is recovery performed ?
Would Registry Corruption cause a Boot Failure that offers the choices to try again or to try "Last Good ..."
and would these recovery option files be used at this time ?
Does a successful boot mean that these old files will never be needed in the future ?
If today it is discovered that 200 days ago the registry was corrupted,
would 200 day old *.regtrans-ms and *.TM.blf files be of any use ?
Would they restore the registry keys of an application that has since been uninstalled ?
I would appreciate feedback on this - hopefully before I give up waiting and dig a big hole
I am using Windows 7 Ultimate + SP1.