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My defragment (O&O Defrag) program uses Layout.ini in the Prefetch folder to arrange files on my hard drive for optimum layout.

 

Could CCleaner be set to not delete the Layout.ini file?

 

Thanks

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Its generally accepted now that cleaning the prefetch folder on a regular basis harms your systems performance, hence the reason it has been moved to the advanced section of CCleaner and therefore not checked by default. Plus Windows only allows a certain number of prefetch files anyway so the folder never gets very big (usually about 5MB max).

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Its generally accepted now that cleaning the prefetch folder on a regular basis harms your systems performance, hence the reason it has been moved to the advanced section of CCleaner and therefore not checked by default. Plus Windows only allows a certain number of prefetch files anyway so the folder never gets very big (usually about 5MB max).

 

 

 

So why is the option to clean it still present, if it (possibly) harms performance?

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So why is the option to clean it still present, if it (possibly) harms performance?

 

Because some people still believe it to be beneficial, and some are desperate to gain the extra 4Mb from cleaning it. Thats why its only in the Advanced section, the idea being anyone who ticks anything under advanced should understand what they are doing, then its their choice. It used to be in the main section but was moved due to the reasons given.

 

Scroll down to the prefetch section of the following web page for a fuller explanation:

 

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/SupportCD/XPMyths.html

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