Windows 10: Deleting *.regtrans-ms & *.blf files - can on one PC, not another.

Discus and support Deleting *.regtrans-ms & *.blf files - can on one PC, not another. in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I'm fairly new to W10 and have a couple of Dell laptops (which both have W10x64 installed from scratch). One (with an Intel cpu) was installed as 1809,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Batch, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. Batch Win User

    Deleting *.regtrans-ms & *.blf files - can on one PC, not another.


    I'm fairly new to W10 and have a couple of Dell laptops (which both have W10x64 installed from scratch). One (with an Intel cpu) was installed as 1809, upgraded to 1903 & then 1909. The other (with an AMD cpu) was installed as 1903 & upgraded to 1909. I've only mentioned the cpus as a means to differentiate between the two machines in the text below.

    In using Win7x86 for years I've always periodically deleted all *.regtrans-ms & *.blf files (skipping those in use). Never had any issues.

    So went to do this on Win10 (using Xyplorer, as I have for many many years). One with Intel cpu just ignored the files on attempting to delete and so, effectively, did nothing (this was before I got the AMD cpu lappie). I assumed it was a permissions issue and gave myself full permissions to the folder(s) - which, unfortunately meant giving the parent folder the same permissions as they needed to be inherited. Anyways, it worked and did not seem to be an issue (but I was never happy about relaxing the permissions and there was no easy way to reinstate the original permissions afterwards). In the end I restored a system image to the point before having made the changes.

    But on the the AMD cpu lappie it all worked worked without issue. Just simply delete.

    I'd found this exasperating and wondered what the underlying cause of the disparity between the two PCs could be (don't hold your breath, I have not worked that one out - not yet, at least).

    So, today I tried again on the Intel cpu lappie (thinking that the 1903 and 1909 upgrades might have changed things). Alas, no joy. But a thought occurred to me. What if I can rename the files first? So I did. And it worked. I simply did a rename of all of the *.regtrans-ms files (skipping those that would not rename as they were in use) and then easily deleted all of the renamed files.

    So my question (there had to be one somewhere): Why can I rename and then delete these files, but not simply delete them outright in the first place?

    :)
     
    Batch, Nov 20, 2019
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  2. Microsoft Solitaire Collection not working even after resetting Windows.

    Hi,

    As well as the 3 ntuser files listed, there are 5 ntuser.dat(*****).regtrans-ms files and 2 ntuser,dat(*****).blf files.

    Do I copy those as well or unselect them like the 3 you listed?

    Ed
     
    Fleetchief, Nov 20, 2019
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  3. GBorn Win User
    Update error 0x80071a91 for windows 10

    Try the fsutil solution mentioned
    here
    - and if that did not help, try to delete the blf- nad regtrans-ms files as mentioned within the thread.
     
    GBorn, Nov 20, 2019
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  4. Jonas Flo Win User

    Deleting *.regtrans-ms & *.blf files - can on one PC, not another.

    The problem with windows 10 pro. Error updating 0x80071a91

    Thanks for reporting back to us with the results of the troubleshooter. Please continue with the steps further down on the
    article that we gave you. Click "No" on the choices after running the troubleshooter step and then proceed with the next
    suggested process.

    For a more advanced troubleshooting steps please follow the method below:

    First, kindly download this diagnostic tool and then run it:


    Next, follow these steps:

    • Go to the Cortana search bar, type in CMD.
    • Right-click on Command Prompt on the results and then select
      Run as administrator.
    • Type in this commands one by one. Hit Enter key for each commands:

    cd /d %SystemRoot%\System32\SMI\Store\Machineattrib -s -h *

    del *.blf

    del *.regtrans-ms

    4. Restart the computer. And then try the updates once again.

    Hope to hear from you soon.
     
    Jonas Flo, Nov 20, 2019
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