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Large number of lof files created during search

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by preet_kumar, Mar 25, 2011.

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  1. preet_kumar

    preet_kumar Thread Starter

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    1) I have windows vista Home Premium. When I search for files, a very large number of MSxxxxxxx.log files get created. It is a nuisance to delete these files. Is their any way that their creation can be stopped?

    2) I usually delete all *.log and *.tmp files (after I have run CCleaner) before shutting the computer.

    a)When I put *.log in the search space, at first *.tmp files show up or vice versa. After some time the desired files show in the list. Is there a way to prevent this?

    b) Some times files show up in the search list, but when I click on these to delete them, a message 'the file no longer exists in this locatin' shows up. why does the system show names of files that 'no longer exist' in the search location?

    c) Some times a message appears 'you do not have permission for this action' when I try to delete a file. I could delete these files on previous occasions. Some times I have to run 'take ownership' 2-3 times before I can delete the file.

    d) Some times when I type *.log in the search space. *.tmp list appears or vice versa. After a while the correct list appears. How can this be prevented?

    I shall appreciate help with these problems.

    Thanks

    Preet_kumar
     
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  3. smittygeek4273

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    only one solution,
     
  4. lunarlander

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    About point b). Sometimes tmp files are created and then erased, as the program that uses it just creates files temporarily for its own use. Depends on when you look, you will see these temp files as they exist at the point in time.
     
  5. preet_kumar

    preet_kumar Thread Starter

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    The files referred to in 'b' are *.log files, not temporary files.

    preet_kumar
     
  6. lunarlander

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    It could be that the log files are only meant for debugging use by the developer and he then erases those log files when the task completes succesfully.
     
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