I have the following files in my user folder:
Although the files are system files, I'm constantly seeing them because I'm used to browsing Explorer with system files shown for the greater level of knowledge and control that it gives me over the OS. In the many years that I've used Windows 7 like this, I don't ever recall seeing so many system files in this folder.
I understand that
ntuser.dat.LOG1 are, respectively, the
HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry hive and the log for that hive, which explains the very recent timestamp of both files. However, the other four files in the folder (two
.regtrans-ms files, one
.blf file and one
.LOG2 file) were all last modified over 6 months ago, and at least one is a 0-byte file. Despite this, trying to delete any of them brings up a dialogue claiming System has a lock on them:
I'd like to either remove these 4 files to get rid of the clutter in my user folder, or otherwise understand why I've never seen them before, and what purpose they're actually serving.
I took the advice of answers and comments to attempt to delete these files, but was unsuccessful; the system simply regenerated them again at next boot. At the request of Ramhound, I've created a follow-up question here.