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Windows 7: What is C:\Users\PC\AppData\Local\Temp ? :)

31 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit operating system
 
 
What is C:\Users\PC\AppData\Local\Temp ? :)

While i was exploring windows explorer, i came up to this folder C:\Users\PC\AppData\Local\Temp

What does it contain?
What are tmp, old, mtx, and text document files?
Is it ok to delete this folder? (I don't know what came up to my mind, i just feel i want to delete some stuff on my computer xD )
Some files and folders that are 0kb in size , how did they came up to the folder?
can i delete those 0kb files?

*actually i don't know where to post this question so i just put it in General Discussion


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31 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Temp = Temporary. Sure you can deduce the purpose now.
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31 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

If you want to get rid of accumulated junk on your computer, install CCleaner. Run just the Cleaner part. Uncheck any areas you don't want deleted, like Cookies, History, Recently Types URLs, etc.

It will empty the AppData\Local\Temp area and many others as well.

This is how I have mine setup:

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31 Dec 2011   #4
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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

The safe way to do it from Windows is to just run disk cleanup.
Disk Cleanup - Open and Use
EDIT: I'm not 100% sure the above cleans out that particular folder but running Disk Cleanup is a good place to start anyway.
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31 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

I'm sure, as mine is empty and I don't use Disk Cleanup.
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15 Oct 2013   #6

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
If you want to get rid of accumulated junk on your computer, install CCleaner. Run just the Cleaner part. Uncheck any areas you don't want deleted, like Cookies, History, Recently Types URLs, etc.

It will empty the AppData\Local\Temp area and many others as well.

This is how I have mine setup:

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hi doesn't clean my c:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Temp\ , i'm talking about ccleaner last version
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17 Oct 2013   #7

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

I just ran CCleaner 4.06 and it deleted the files from c:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Temp\.
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14 Mar 2014   #8

Windows 7 64 bit pro
 
 
C:\User\Lori-Bee\AppData\Local\Temp\032150Log.iniis lost

I keep getting this message when I restart my computer....C:\User\Lori-Bee\AppData\032150Log.iniis lost...what is it and how do I fix it...
Windows 64 bit 7 Pro is the operating system
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14 Mar 2014   #9

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Lori, you would get more attention for your question if you started a new thread.
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14 Mar 2014   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
I just ran CCleaner 4.06 and it deleted the files from c:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Temp\.
In my system it deletes most of the files but not all - and maybe for good reason. There are even some updater .exes in there. But it's not a big deal. The whole folder is only 23MB - after running CCleaner..
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