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i was told that it is okay to delete everything in the prefetch folder to help make your computer go a little faster.
what is the prefetch folder?
my computer/c drive/windows/prefetch
and can i safely delte the items inside to make my computer go faster and free up space?

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You can delete the contents of prefetch, use search to locate then empty the folder. Note how many files you are clearing, check back after a reboot and you will find most of them back in the folder.

The only gain would be if you removed a prefetch file for a programme you had uninstalled.

You should avoid emptying too often.
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