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ACL in C:\Winnt

By africa_rhino ·
Can anyone give me a solid explanation of what the .acl files are doing in my C:\Winnt?
I am running NT4 on my workstations, and I notice that there are numerous acl files here, taking up disk space. They are prefixed by a login name, such as JoeD.acl. They are small, but numberous, and about 36k. I believe that they relate to login ID's and access control lists and permissions. A more detailed description and whether they can be deleted is appreciated.

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by tmaclennan In reply to ACL in C:\Winnt

This is an "Auto-Correct List" file from MS Office. When a user creates one, it is created as <loginid>.ACL by copying the Mso97.ACL file. To create an ACL file, run Microsoft Word and add entries to the AutoCorrect list with the AutoCorrect command(Tools menu). These changes are saved in the Windows (or winnt) folder.

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by tmaclennan In reply to ACL in C:\Winnt

Oh, and I would say you could delete all but Mso97.acl safely, except that any users who had taken the time to set them up on that machine might be irritated....

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by africa_rhino In reply to ACL in C:\Winnt

Thank you. That helps. Here is some other info I rec'd: "MS Knowledge Base article Q181471 has some info on this (but not much!).
>You can find the knowledge base at support.microsoft.com/search. The line
>following is pasted from that article:
> AutoCorrect-Shared Entries .ACL files <user>.acl"

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