We are experiencing an issue on our project where a file (Data1.cab) is created within the
Reader 9.1 and Reader 9.3 folders of the ...Default User\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe folder location.
These files are too large for our system and taking up unnecessary amounts of space on our hard drives (averaging 104 MB in size each). Every time a new user logs onto the system, their profile is created and these 104 mb Data1.cab files are created. We want to know how we can:
a) automatically off-load these files to another location
b) change a setting that would not generate the Data1.cab files every time a new profile is created or at least reduce the size of the file significantly upon creation.
Any advice on the matter would be much appreciated.
You can safely delete those.
They are created when compressed Reader package is downloaded from Adobe site and recompressed into actuall installer.
It is later cached inside Reader installation folder.
The one that you are asking about is no longer used after that.
Thank you for posting your insight on the matter. However, we are looking to be a little bit more pro-active on the matter. Is there a setting or an entry in the registry we can apply that stops the files from being created? Or a sample batch file you've created to automatically delete the files upon creation? Please respond at your leisure.