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How Cleaning the Prefetch Directory

WindowsXP has a new feature called Prefetch. This keeps a shortcut to recently used programs.
However it can fill up with old and obsolete programs.
To clean this periodically go to:

  1. Star / Run / Prefetch
  2. Press Ctrl-A to highlight all the files
  3. Delete them

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