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I cannot find my prefetch folder. I;ve searched my whole computer. When I type prefetch in Run it says, "Windows cannnot find 'prefetch'"

Somebody help me.

Note: I am only emptying the folder because someone told me to do so for another problem.
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C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch
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The folder is not there. I checked the hidden folders also. I typed that into windows explorer.

I thing prefetch must've been disabled somehow. How can I enable it?
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did you ever disable it?

start > run
regedit
<enter>
go to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters\EnablePrefetcher

delete that key
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I have never disabled it. In regedit, I can only go up to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters\

There is no EnablePrefetcher folder or file.
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download, unzip and double click and merge this into the registry, reboot



start several programs, close them, reboot



does the prefetch folder appear?

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No, the prefetch folder is not there. The prefetch command in Run doesn't work either.
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You didn't by any chance disable the task scheduler

Start > Run, type
services.msc
<enter>

Scroll down to and double click
Task Scheduler
look under Startup type

set it to Automatic

reboot
Apply | OK |
Close Services.
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It was already set to automatic.
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create it manually, reboot

run a few programs, close them, reboot

did any ???.pf files get created?
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Nope. No new files were made it the folder.
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Go to Start>Run, type

rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks

<enter>

reboot

run some programs, close them, reboot. Look in folder
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Nothing.
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how many issues are going on with this machine? I just found your other thread on the cpu usage pushing 100 percent
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Just yesterday I read through a million threads and fixed my svchost.exe issue, my USB driver issue, and my BSod issue(hopefully). This is my only issue left.

Also, this may help: I usually run CLEAN-UP atleast once a month and I let it delete prefetch files. Can this have anything to do with it?
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