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My (quite old) HP PSC 1200 series printer insists on writing useless log files named hpfr.xml and hpfrXXXX.log to the root of my C drive; it drives me nuts. Is there any way to stop it doing so?

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Uninstall the driver and get a new printer. – Hello71 Jul 14 '10 at 23:03
@Hello71: I will when this one craps out - and this will be the last HP product I ever own. – Lawrence Dol Jul 14 '10 at 23:56
If you do decide to get an HP printer (and BTW, pretty good printers, just WORST DRIVERS EVER), make sure to get a Windows 7 PC. Fairly extensive collection of non-intrusive drivers included. – Hello71 Jul 15 '10 at 0:22
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You can auto-delete them by adding this line to C:\autoexec.bat

del c:\hpfr*.log

After doing that, your computer will delete any existing log files every time Windows starts.

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Worth a +1 as a work-around. – Lawrence Dol Aug 31 '10 at 2:32

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