Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: C:\ (XP home)

  1. #1
    Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    67
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    C:\ (XP home)

    The attached, I found in My C: My XP is installed on a new computer. The date of all of them, except the NTuser.dat, are from (I suppose) when XP was installed by the MFG. The date of the NTuser.dat is Jan. 16, 2003, created and modified. 1. What are they? 2. Can I delete them? <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15> I cannot open them to read them. I checked the properties to get the dates.
    Thanks
    Victoria
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    10,550
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts

    Re: C:\ (XP home)

    I have no idea what IPH.PH is.

    The other's should all be left alone.
    <UL><LI>ntuser.dat is a registry file, I don't know why it is in the C: folder
    <LI>io.sys and msdos.sys are old DOS boot files, these are 0 bytes long and are just placeholders for software that expects to see them[/list]StuartR

  3. #3
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Lexington, Kentucky, USA
    Posts
    12,107
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: C:\ (XP home)

    I would first offer a caution, Victoria. Be very careful with WHAT you do with files you don't understand. If you "accidently," while opening a file, save it with for example a word processing program, you run the risk of "damaging" a binary file. You seem to be a person who thirsts for knowledge about the files on your computer and that's a noble cause. Just be very careful what you do with files you don't understand.

    Now, as far as I can tell from the GRAPHIC representation you showed, those are ALL Windows system files that are required by the OS. I don't think space here permits, nor my knowledge (or lack of) of all the files allows description of what those files are all for. If you haven't already done so, you might want to consider a good book on Windows XP. Maybe Woody even has one <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

  4. #4
    Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    67
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: C:\ (XP home)

    Thanks guys. Just happened to see them there awhile ago and thought I would query them...not to worry, I don't open anything that I know nothing about. If I can't open it with "Explore", I don't. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> . I was just curious. Everything is running AOK (touch my wooden head) with them there, so I will just let them be.
    Stuart - you said - "ntuser.dat is a registry file, I don't know why it is in the C: folder" - Should I worry about this being there or just leave it alone, or move it or what. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
    Al - I have the Windows XP 9 books in 1 of Woody's <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23> and also Windows XP Annoyances by O'Reilly another good reference book. Just got them from my husband for Christmas (what a great guy <img src=/S/love.gif border=0 alt=love width=15 height=15> ). Only thing now is I have to find time to read them. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
    Best
    Victoria

  5. #5
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Lexington, Kentucky, USA
    Posts
    12,107
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: C:\ (XP home)

    Good for you, Victoria! But sometimes I've found that the good books on something like a computer are meant to be initially "scan read" and then used from that point as reference documents. That's one of the reasons I always check the Table of Contents and Index of books I'm planning on buying. I want to be able to get a feel for how easy it will be to look something up in one of 'em when I need to. Good Luck!

  6. #6
    Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    67
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: C:\ (XP home)

    Al
    I do use them as mainly reference, but I also like to quickly read them. As you can see by my lack of computer knowledge, I suppose I should read them a little slower and learn how to retain. <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>
    <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> wanna buy some old win95 or 98 books <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
    Victoria

  7. #7
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,139
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: C:\ (XP home)

    Victoria,

    Leave NTUSER.DAT there. That is where mine is on XPP.
    --
    Bryan Carbonnell - Toronto <img src=/S/flags/Ontario.gif border=0 alt=Ontario width=30 height=18> <img src=/S/flags/Canada.gif border=0 alt=Canada width=30 height=18>
    Unfortunately common sense isn't so common!!
    Visit my website for useful Word, Excel and Access code, templates and Add-Ins

  8. #8
    Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    67
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: C:\ (XP home)

    Bryan -
    All righty then..will do. Thank you.
    best
    Victoria

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •