N/APosted on - 08/21/2011
Is it ok to empty the Prefetch folder?
Is it like a temp file that needs to be deleted ?
Is there any conflict with the operating system if I delete the content of the Prefetch folder?
Prefetch Folder – is it important?
Prefetch folder is nothing but each time you turn on your computer, Windows keeps track of the way your computer starts and which programs you commonly open.
This information is saved in prefetch folder so that it loads those programs as soon as the computer is turned on and the outcome is it loads your programs faster.
You can consider deleting the contents inside the prefetch folder if you suspect a virus infection. Imagine loading the infected files first.
For this reason its a good practice to delete occasionally but not frequently as that will compromise the performance in loading the commonly used programs everyday.
Hope this is helpful for you.