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Subject: Mysterious Computer FIles/Activities
Category: Computers > Operating Systems
Asked by: sparksrmyn-ga
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Posted: 27 Oct 2002 20:21 PST
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Question ID: 90750
Can anyone tell me what the file on my hard drive called KPCMS (with
two subdirectories) is?  I just had my hard drive wiped out because of
a lot of mysterious problems and this file was NOT on there when I
brought it home. . .
Subject: Re: Mysterious Computer FIles/Activities
Answered By: pwizard-ga on 27 Oct 2002 21:27 PST
Greetings sparksrmyn,

I've done some research on the mysterious KPCMS folder that has
appeared on your hard drive. According to several online documents and
references to "KPCMS", this is the "Kodak Precision Color Management
System" folder, or more specifically, where the configuration files
for this system are stored. I'm going to guess that the two
subdirectories that you have are "CMSCP" and "DCPDB". It looks like
the main applications that uses this file are Adobe-based, such as
Photoshop, PageMaker and such. If you've installed any of the Adobe
applications, it most likely installed these files by default. It
looks like this is also installed as part of any Kodak Photo software
packages - such as PhotoCDs or possibly scanner software. Some video
cards come with a software tool called "Colorific". Colorific also
uses the KPCMS and may result in the installation of these files.

Needless to say, these files are safe and should not cause you any
security concerns. I've listed some links at the bottom of this answer
that will direct you to some pages that make reference to the KPCMS
system and it's files. I couldn't find a single resource that just
came right out and gave a definition of the KPCMS and what all
applications it was a part of, so I had to split it up into several
different links that make mention of it. Please let me know if I can
be of any further assistance on this question. Thanks!


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