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Rate: - + 0 Bev 2007-07-24 18:02:15 #5 Just wanted to know how to open these files; would like to know what they say before I save/backup or delete. Rate: - + 0 Jay / Administrator 2007-08-31 15:29:12 #6 Hi Bev, Sorry for the delay. Turn it off and see if it helps. MagsterNov 1, 2012, 7:01 PM Thank you for your quick reply. Helpful information? Best Regards, Niki Please remember to click "Mark as Answer" on the post that helps you, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if a marked post does not actually or is it safe to just simply delete those sqm files? lofty5050 View Public Profile Send a private message to lofty5050 Find all posts by lofty5050 « Previous Thread | Next Thread » Thread Tools Show Printable Version Email this Page Display Sunday, June 05, 2011 7:35 PM Reply | Quote Answers 0 Sign in to vote Hi, The SQM file type is primarily associated with 'Windows Live. Get More Information

This information is collected anonymously and absolutely nothing that shows or implies any user information is collected." That's the sum total explanation of SQM in that blog post. Here are the steps--Win7/Pro/64bit system:1. Windows 7 Help Forums Windows 7 help and support General Discussion » User Name Remember Me?

Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings > Advanced tab3. solved [SOLVED] Can't delete files in temp folder More resources See also solved Can't drop files to the server's Desktop folder, windows 10 Coulnt open old files and folders after changing I chose this approach rather than modifying the existing temp-files target to take a list of directories, since I prefer to keep my hacks separate.All you have to do is to Thanks-Cougar JoeCougar View Public Profile Send a private message to JoeCougar Find all posts by JoeCougar #6 10-24-2006, 08:34 AM terry1930 Offline Registered User Join Date: Oct 2006

i made sure that setting was off and am no longer getting the annoying .sqm files showing up. As for my temp folders, the safest way is to just run disk cleanup once a month or so and make sure the temp files is checked off. What is it for? Nevertheless, it seems pretty safe to me.This MSDN page has the background material for what I've done.

Rate: - + 0 hpum 2008-10-24 15:36:25 #19 I cannot run live messenger any longer as I receive an error "an application failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. It was a hidden file though. What is it for? Helpful information?

Should I risk deleting these files? These files are used as part of their "Microsoft Customer Experience Program" and help improve their products by anonymously monitoring usage habits and reporting software errors/bugs. MagsterNov 4, 2012, 7:45 PM On our last set of messages: I was able to disable Microsoft Customer Improvement Experience. sorry for making my cmt so long but I just wondered...hope It doesn't disturb you.

Rate: - + 0 luis 2008-04-19 18:57:41 #13 i installed uniblue registrybooster 2 in order to check the sqm extension files but i'd like to know if i can uninstall it There was a bug in an earlier beta version that caused these files to be written to the root. Here's a telephone interview on Channel 9 about SQM. News anchor sets off Alexa devices around SD ordering unwanted dollhouses [Security] by antdude342.

This in turn means that you won't see 'Temporary system files' when running the per-user cleanup, since you have no access to C:\Windows\Temp. This showed up on a couple of desktop systems in the house that have 128GB OS disks, and which became full owing to an accumulated ~50GB of temp files.I manually cleaned There are dozens Microsoft applications (from Windows Live Messenger, to the Windows Search service, to SQL Server Management Studio) that use SQM. This MSDN article gives an example of Micrsoft's usage of SQM data: Windows SDK download and SQM data - Jason Sacks's Windows SDK blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs Kari

Hope this helps you all. What is it for? Rate: - + 0 Ann 2009-01-15 06:13:14 #22 I don't use msn or Windows Live Messenger so Why am I getting them?

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visitors have found that deleting SQM files is safe. Can some one tell me why i have this files every day?????? Messenger creates them but what are they for? Ximelez View Public Profile Send a private message to Ximelez Find all posts by Ximelez #13 08-27-2007, 08:11 AM Ximelez Offline Registered User Join Date: Aug 2007 Posts:

I double checked to make sure the Microsoft Customer Improvement Experience was actually disabled & it was. It is not a public-facing API; it's meant for internal use only. ----------- As for who's creating the files. Hawkeye22Nov 6, 2012, 2:32 AM Sorry, no more suggestions for this one. SoftwareTipsandTricks Forum > Software > Software Problems and Useful Utilities SQM Data?

Rate: - + 0 genevieve 2008-01-10 00:27:36 #8 to janene: don't know if sqm keep conversations. To stop these files being created, you will need to disable the option in Windows Live Messenger. The following blog describes SQM data on Windows Vista. MS is going to have a whole lot of angry users if they keep up that sort of thing.

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While I don't log off, I do close down all open applications, minus anything that may be running in the system tray. Rate: - + 0 Charlie 2008-02-14 13:06:17 #9 Thanks, this was very helpful. If you want to disable the log, you could open Windows Live Messenger, press Alt key and choose Tools -> options -> Privacy -> under Help improve our products and services, Most of them were in the msn folder.

Helpful information? Wednesday, March 21, 2012 2:22 AM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote The SQM file format is an undocumented, internal, binary format used by Microsoft's common "Software Quality Metrics" Does sqm keep conversations.. Helpful information?

If you install the latest version of Messenger (8.1 build 178) you should see this issue resolved. Helpful information? My Temporary Internet Files also go there. · actions · 2016-Jan-10 3:26 pm · OZOPremium Memberjoin:2003-01-17

OZO to dave Premium Member 2016-Jan-10 3:28 pm to davesaid by dave:this solution is no I checked some other sites first but this info was really what I was looking for.

This way, all temp files are deleted every time I reboot.