Often referred to as Pending File Renames, these operations are events relating to folders and files which take place when your PC is rebooted, or switched-off and back on again. These events fall into the following categories:
- Delete files / folders
- Rename files / folders
- Move files / folders
These operations are required to take place during the reboot phase as the selected files are locked by a process (program) and the operation cannot be performed during normal PC operation. A typical example of this would be when a new program has been installed or an update to an existing program has been applied. Windows updates sometimes require that a PC is rebooted after installation, and this is the reason why.
PCFerret will list these operations via the Reboot Operations tab so that you know what to expect the next time your PC is restarted.
PCFerret enables you to remove any suspect entries from the list of reboot operations (if any) it displays.
PCFerret also enables you to add your own entries. This is particularly useful if you are unable to perform folder or file operations while your PC is fully operational due to the folder(s) or file(s) being locked by a process.
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