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TuneUp Utilities Problem

I have windows Xp(sp3) and tuneup utilities 2009 installed. When I use TuneUp there is a recommendation "Prefetech Data Deleted". But there is no option to correct. What is Prefetech data and I have never knowingly deleted it.

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Just so you know.

There is some urban lore about the Prefetch data that I can't vet. You can type What is XP Prefetch Data? on google to find out what it is.

-> YOUR CHOICE on this. I found no gain on hundreds of machines by doing this.

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TU2010 is deleting the files from the Prefetch folder.

The initial question was not answered. I have the same problem he has. Tuneup Utilities deletes the files automatically. My question, and his, is how do you turn that off within Tuneup Utilities. I'm tired of having to change my Windows theme every time I do a system restart. One difference between him and myself, is that he has TU2009, and I have TU2010. But I suspect the solution to our problem is basically the same.

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No up or downside here.

As to how to turn it off? If they don't support the product you have your answer. Uninstall it and move on.

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No up or downside here.

Maybe you shouldn't be the one to be answering this question, because we are asking about Tuneup Utilities and how IT deletes the Prefetch folder. You are giving us tips about the Prefetch folder assuming we are deleting data from it. If Tuneup Utilities is deleting the contents of the folder, there must be a way to stop it from doing so, without uninstalling Tuneup Utilities. If you don't know what you are talking about, or what we are asking, don't ******* reply.

We posted here to get answers about Tuneup Utilities, not how to deal with the Prefetch folder.

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Just sharing what we discovered about the Prefetch folder.

If the Tuneup support is this bad, why would you use it?

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Tuneup support?

I assume you have asked this question of the developers of this optimisation utility?

The problem here as I see it is two-fold.

1] You are using a software utility that is performing some action you don't want it to. Unless you have missed something in the software's Tools > Options, (or similar), then it seems there is no setting to change.

In that case, your first step would be to discuss your difficulty with the software developer. They are sure to have a Help & Support section in their web site.

2] A solution was offered here which prevents the deletion of the contents of the Prefetch folder. That is to stop using the software that appears to be deleting those contents automatically. CNET relies on members helping each other out in these forums, but since no other member posted in reply to the original post, may be that implies that no-one else here has the knowledge and/or experience of this software to offer any other advice. In that case, no longer using the software appears to be a relevant alternative.

Just a note though. Your first post in this discussion said that the original question had not been answered. The original; question was;

"I have windows Xp(sp3) and tuneup utilities 2009 installed. When I use TuneUp there is a recommendation "Prefetech Data Deleted". But there is no option to correct. What is Prefetech data and I have never knowingly deleted it."

What is Prefetch? That was the question, and a method of finding out that answer was given.

I hope that helps.


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Google is your friend.

And be extremely careful on what you have those utilities delete. Trust me here, your system can become unusable.

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more problems...

i am also using tuneup uti '09, the problem i face is that when i start tuneup uti on the Start Page where you those three portions:Maintenance, Speed and Health. All the recommendations expect those in the Health window can be applied easily but when i try to apply the recommendations like 'unique player identification' in the health window it doesnt get applied. i click on the 'disable unique player identification' but nothing happens. Any suggestions?

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Yeah i use tuneup 09 also... I run vista 64-bit and it did its quickscan to see how to imporve performance.. and it disables most my graphics... so when it came to playin a 3d game... it said sorry... your video settings are set to "This" and i remembered tuneup doing that// but luckily i could undo it myself.

- Yeah you have to be careful on tuneup and any other utilities... cuz they can mess up your system if you dont pay attention.!

- But it answer the Prefect question.... I would just leave it be... haha

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Themes confusion

I have been using tuneup utilities 09 and wish to install 10 now. I want to know that the themes i have installed using 09, what will happen to those when i uninstall 09? Will i lose all my themes and need to install them again with version 10? Please help. Thanks!

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(NT) Answer to your question, if you are still interested in it!
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It does not delete your prefetch data, it just shows you that your prefetch data has been deleted recently. That means, that there is no cure for it(and not necessary either), but you should be aware that you should not delete prefetch folder! So it just says that your data was deleted, that does not mean tuneup utilities has deleted it!


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