[windows2000] Re: prf*.tmp-files galore

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 11:33:47 +0100

Dan Manell <> scribbled on Friday, December 21, 2007 10:02 AM:

I believe it removed those prf-files that I previously changed the attribs on
(removed RHS). See below CLI-dump. The visible prf-files in the listing are
the ones I previously changed the attribs on. There are more prf-files, but
thay are hidden. A second "del /F /Q /Ahrsa prf*.tmp" yields a "could not
find"-message, and prf-files are not deleted.

<CLI-dump>
2007-12-21  11:24    <DIR>          ..
2007-12-20  16:43    <DIR>          Desktop
2007-12-21  09:32    <DIR>          Favorites
2007-12-20  16:38    <DIR>          My Documents
2007-12-21  11:24         1 572 864 NTUSER.DAT
2007-12-18  17:10             1 024 prf4D65.tmp
2007-12-18  21:03             1 024 prf51EE.tmp
2007-12-15  09:10           524 288 prf673.tmp
2007-12-15  13:10           524 288 prf698.tmp
2007-12-15  15:10           524 288 prf6A2.tmp
2007-12-17  19:03             1 024 prf755.tmp
2007-12-17  23:10           524 288 prf77.tmp
2007-12-18  13:10           524 288 prfE13.tmp
2007-12-18  19:03             1 024 prfE93.tmp
2007-12-18  21:03             1 024 prfEA0.tmp
2007-12-19  11:03             1 024 prfF6E.tmp
2005-05-16  22:57    <DIR>          SecurityScans
2007-12-20  16:44    <DIR>          Start Menu
              12 File(s)      4 200 448 bytes
               7 Dir(s)  31 313 698 816 bytes free

V:\RotXP>del /F /Q /Ahrsa prf*.tmp

V:\RotXP>del /F /Q /Ahrsa prf*.tmp
Could Not Find V:\RotXP\prf*.tmp

V:\RotXP>
</CLI-dump>

[Get well soon, so the christmas will be saved! ;-)]


> Nothing as in only a new line or do you get some kind of error?
> Do the attrib commands actually remove the attributes from the files and
> del just doesn't find anything to work with? Can you remove the attributes
> manually via explorer?
> 
> Have you tried "del /F /Q /Ahrsa prf*.tmp"? That way you don't need
> attrib. 
> 
> /Dan M
> 
> [I'm home sick today. And nobody else had answered yet, which is rare.
> :-)] 
> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:windows2000-
>> bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sorin Srbu
>> Sent: Friday, December 21, 2007 9:44 AM
>> To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [windows2000] Re: prf*.tmp-files galore
>> 
>> Dan Manell <> scribbled on Friday, December 21, 2007 9:38 AM:
>> 
>> Same thing; ie nothing happens. I can do a "dir /AHRS prf*.tmp" and get a
>> listing of the offending files, but not delete them via the script.
>> 
>> [Slow day at ITS, as you're showing up here? ;-)]
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> What happens if you run the command manually from CMD?
>>> 
>>> /Dan M
>>> 
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:windows2000-
>>>> bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sorin Srbu
>>>> Sent: Friday, December 21, 2007 9:00 AM
>>>> To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>> Subject: [windows2000] prf*.tmp-files galore
>>>> 
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> 
>>>> I keep collecting prf*.tmp-files in my profile that's stored on a dfs-
>>>> share. I know those are open files that can't be written while synching
>>>> the profile according to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328607.
>>>> 
>>>> So far none of them have proven to be any important data, so I figured
>>>> I could create a scheduled task to automatically remove them from the
>>>> central stored profile. 
>>>> 
>>>> So, I made a batch-script (basically a "del /F /Q prf*.tmp" for a few
>>>> particular folders) and ran it and nothing happened... Checked the
>>>> file-attribs and noticed the prf-files were marked HRSA, which would
>>>> explain why the del-command in my batch-script couldn't delete them. No
>>>> problem, I changed my script to include "attrib -R /S prf*.tmp",
>>>> "attrib -H /S prf*.tmp" and "attrib -S /S prf*.tmp" and ran the script
>>>> again. Still nothing... 
>>>> 
>>>> I can delete them manually via Windows Explorer, but that is not
>>>> feasible, I need an automatic way to do this.
>>>> 
>>>> Do you guys have any hints ir ideas on how to do this?
>>>> 
>>>> TIA.
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