Every time you run an application on Windows box, a prefetch file is created in “c:WINDOWSPrefetch”. This file with extension .pf keeps information for optimizing the load time of the application (as the name suggests).

I always wanted to see what’s there in the .pf file. Recently NirSoft has released a tool called WinPrefetchView which can be used to see the content of these files.

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Note: This website http://nirsoft.net is a wonderful resource for nice tiny utilities for many system & password plays.

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