Each time that you run a program, a Prefetch file containing information about the files loaded by the application is created by the Microsoft Windows operating system. The information in the Prefetch file is used for optimizing the loading time of the application in the next time that you run it.
WinPrefetchView is small utility that reads the Prefetch files stored in your system and display the information stored in them. By looking in these files, you can learn which files every application is using, and which files are loaded on Windows boot.
The main window of WinPrefetchView contains 2 panes: The upper pane displays the list of all Prefetch files in your system. When you select a file in the upper pane, the lower pane displays the list of files stored inside the selected Prefetch file, which represent the files that were loaded by the application in the previous times that you used it.
These is also special Prefetch file, with 'NTOSBOOT-B00DFAAD.pf' filename, which can show you the list of files that are loaded during Windows boot process.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Fixed the 'Run Counter' on the Prefetch files of Windows 8.
· Added 'Auto Size Columns+Headers' option, which allows you to automatically resize the columns according to the row values and column headers.
· Added 'Mark Odd/Even Rows' option, under the View menu. When it's turned on, the odd and even rows are displayed in different color, to make it easier to read a single line.