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  • I have Superfetch enabled and everything seems to be working fine. My question is this:

    In the Prefetch folder there is a sub-folder named ReadyBoot.

    Each time I restart the computer, the names of files in this folder change.

    For instance, they will be named

    Trace 1.fx

    Trace2.fx

    Trace 3.fx

    Trace 4.fx

    Trace 5.fx

    and upon a restart, the Trace 1.fx file will remove it itself and then I will have files listed as

    Trace 2.fx

    Trace 3.fx

    Trace 4.fx

    Trace 5.fx

    Trace 6.fx

    and upon the next restart it will be Trace 3 - Trace 7 and this routine is never ending. Eventually, after enough restarts, it will work itself all the way back to having files listed as Trace 1 - Trace 5.

    Is this normal?

    Also, should I defragment the Prefetch folder and the ReadyBoot folder or exempt them when I run a defragmenter?

    Tuesday, August 24, 2010 10:26 AM

Answers

  • Is this normal?

    This is normal. This is called ReadyBoot, which is an advanced Boot prefetcher which speeds up the boot process. Exclude it from defragmenting.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Proposed as answer by Andre.Ziegler Tuesday, August 24, 2010 2:41 PM
    • Marked as answer by Dale Qiao Thursday, August 26, 2010 8:14 AM
    Tuesday, August 24, 2010 2:41 PM

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  • Is this normal?

    This is normal. This is called ReadyBoot, which is an advanced Boot prefetcher which speeds up the boot process. Exclude it from defragmenting.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Proposed as answer by Andre.Ziegler Tuesday, August 24, 2010 2:41 PM
    • Marked as answer by Dale Qiao Thursday, August 26, 2010 8:14 AM
    Tuesday, August 24, 2010 2:41 PM
  • Is this normal?

    This is normal. This is called ReadyBoot, which is an advanced Boot prefetcher which speeds up the boot process. Exclude it from defragmenting.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/


    Thank you, Andre.

    One last question, would you recommend excluding the whole Prefetch folder from a defrag or just the Ready Boot sub-folder?

    Wednesday, August 25, 2010 5:45 AM
  • exclude the complete fodler. The files are changing to often.
    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Wednesday, August 25, 2010 1:20 PM