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Cprofile

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

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.

Caution

  • Incorrectly editing the registry may severely damage your system. Before making changes to the registry, you should back up any valued data on the computer.

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.

Examples

To clean all local profiles without being prompted about each one, type:

cprofile /l

To clean local profiles and be prompted about each one, type:

cprofile /l /i

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