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Scally
2008-11-27, 05:03
Am using SC7.2.1, on XP Pro, and have noticed that my folder C:\Documents and Settings\Pascal\Local Settings\Temp\ contains a vast number of sub-directories labelled pdk-Pascal-xyz, at least 50 folders' worth.

I believe it is related to SC because inside each is a sub-folder containing a file called lanman.dll which on a google search is linked to ActivePerl, which I guess is used by SC. Perhaps it is not SC itself that is creating these files then.

Is there a way to get SC/ActivePerl to clean up after itself? Is it safe to delete these files?

Thanks.
Pascal

mherger
2008-11-27, 05:12
> Is there a way to get SC/ActivePerl to clean up after itself?

They're not deleted to improve startup times. It's kind of a cache. But
you shouldn't see that many copies of it.

That said we've been considering disabling this behaviour, as it can lead
to startup issues after upgrades.

> Is it safe to delete these files?

Yes: shut down SC and the tray icon, then you can wipe all those folders.