*.sqm files in root directory

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Steve T, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. Steve T

    Steve T Guest

    What are *.sqm files in root directory? The dates range from 1st boot to
    current. Should these be left alone or can they be deleted. I have tried to
    view the contents of the files but it is in computer language, not english.
     
    Steve T, Sep 8, 2007
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  2. Steve T

    Bink Guest

    its from live messenger shared folder service...

    You can turn off the shared folders if you dont use that feature from the
    messenger options or from the services snap it (from control panel)

    now dont ask me why they made it so stupid.
     
    Bink, Sep 8, 2007
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  3. Steve T

    Steve T Guest

    I opened messenger and removed the check in the sharing folder option. I did
    not find the services snap it in control panel. Can I delete the sqm files
    safely?
     
    Steve T, Sep 8, 2007
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  4. Steve T

    Bink Guest

    you can delete them with no problem at all...

    if they still come up ( I dont think they will but anyway)

    you can disable the service

    to find the service push the round vista start button and in the search type
    services.msc then run that

    that will open the services snap in, then find tthe one that says "messenger
    sharing folders USN journal reader" right click on it and select properies
    and disable
     
    Bink, Sep 8, 2007
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  5. Steve T

    Steve T Guest

    Thank you. This worked great. I appreciate your wisdom. Take care.
     
    Steve T, Sep 9, 2007
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