What are system.pca and user.pca?

What are system.pca and user.pca?

Post by see.my.sig » Fri, 12 May 2006 14:34:34

They're in my Program Files dir but I have no idea what they do. I can't
run them, yet I think they're executable if I knew what prog. to associate
with them. Anybody know?

What are system.pca and user.pca?

Post by MasterBlas » Fri, 12 May 2006 21:01:22

< XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote

Repeat after me: Goo.....gle

Here's what they are, and how they got there:



You have installed pcAnywhere and need to restore the registry back to before
pcAnywhere was installed.


The Windows 9x/Me registry consists of two files: System.dat and User.dat.
During installation, pcAnywhere makes a copy of these files, naming them System.pca
and User.pca. Different versions of pcAnywhere store these backups in different locations.
Use the appropriate path when locating these files.

pcANYWHERE32 7.x ..\Windows
pcANYWHERE32 8.x ..\Program Files\pcANYWHERE
pcAnywhere 9.x ..\Program Files
pcAnywhere 10.0 ..\Program Files

...and so on, and so on...


What are system.pca and user.pca?

Post by Mike Wals » Sat, 13 May 2006 02:21:26

Probably a PC Anywhere registry backup.

Mike Walsh
West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.A.

What are system.pca and user.pca?

Post by see.my.sig » Thu, 25 May 2006 21:21:35

On Thu, 11 May 2006 12:01:22 GMT, "MasterBlaster" <Nobody' XXXX@XXXXX.COM >

Thanks much!
Man that program was a MENACE! Symantec has absolutely gone to hell.
I reg. scanned for PC Anywhere, Norton, Symantec, countless times and I
STILL turn up *** now and then (years later) cropping back up from their
garbageware. I just hate HATE HATE HATE programs that dump wads of shit
into the registry and then don't uninstall it properly.
Symantec has actually surpassed huge offenders like ZoneAlarm on it, and
that's saying something.

Anyway, thanks again :)