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Cprofile

Cleans specified profiles of wasted space and, if user-specific file associations are disabled, removes these associations from the registry. Profiles that are currently in use are not modified.

Syntax

cprofile [/l] [/i] [/v] [FileList]

cprofile [/i] [/v] FileList

Parameters

/l   : Cleans all local profiles. You can also specify a list of additional profiles in the FileList parameter.

/i   : Interactively prompts the user with each profile.

/v   : Displays information about the actions being performed.

FileList   : A list of files from which you want to remove user-specific file associations. Separate each file in the list with a space. File names can contain wildcard characters.

/?   : Displays help at the command prompt.

Remarks

  • Only administrators can run cprofile.

  • A terminal server uses file associations to determine which application to use to access files of various types. File types are registered using Windows Explorer.

  • Per-user file associations allow each user to have a different application associated with a specific file type. For example, one user could have .doc files associated with Microsoft Word and another user could have .doc files associated with Windows WordPad.

  • If user-specific file associations are enabled, cprofile only removes the unused space from the user profile. If user-specific file associations are disabled, cprofile also removes the corresponding registry entries.

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