what is perflib_perfdata_ with various exten

March 27, 2011 at 07:46:46
Specs: Windows XP
This file is in my temp folder and will not let me delete it. An error message comes up that reads: "Cannot delete perflib_perfdata_7fc: It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again. No other programs were running at the time.

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March 27, 2011 at 11:28:22
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Search for: Perflib_Perfdata data on the web.

Apparently they are created when you boot the computer and load Windows, you can't delete them, they are deleted automatically when you Shut Down Windows,and new ones are made the next time you boot the computer and load Windows

Why do you want to delete them ?

A search of my XP system shows they are only 16kb each in size.

There would be no point to deleting them since they're deleted when you Shut Down Windows in any case.

If you're trying to delete the entire contents of C:\Windows\Temp, that can't be done, unless you access the drive from another operating system (as in, you are not loading the same Windows installation).
Windows always has made files there that are being used.
Otherwise, the deleting of the files progress will halt when it encounters the first file that is being used by Windows and produces an error message.

There are things you can do in Windows to delete temporary files that are not being used without you getting the deleting progress halting,

e.g. Control Panel - Classic view - Internet Options - delete Temporary Internet files etc.,

and there are lots of third party programs that can get rid of things that those things you can do in Windows won't get rid of.


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April 2, 2011 at 03:45:28
Thank you for the answer.

I was trying to clean out my Temp folder.

I did do a search for what this is and received back many links but they all led back to other people's requests for assistance with other issues on their computers. The perflib_perfdata info was found in a looonnnnggg list of info in the DOS program in each link, so I was unable to get a reliable answer. (I'm not very good at narrowing down internet searches.)

Thanks for you straight and uncomplicated answer.

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April 2, 2011 at 07:15:05
Thanks for the thanks.

I prefer using Yahoo rather than Google for searching regarding computer related stuff.

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