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Windows 7: Unusual Files in Temp Folder

09 Feb 2013   #1
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Unusual Files in Temp Folder

Dear Forum,

I have unfortunately been in ill health and not been in great spirits in the past two days.

Checked my email and a was informed that before I do a complete clean I should do some checks -

One being - %temp% folder - I found quite a bit in there - I was not too sure of the specifications - but being that I am running a clean install tomorrow - I thought it was interesting to show what may have been hampering my efforts.

I also was told by the Microsoft Community regarding my database enquiry - which is in an earlier thread - that it requires scanning for malware - it is a SQL Connector Server DB that appeared on my other computer.

On the up side. I still have a computer for use until tomorrow

I will be posting back on the other link regarding the clean boot. I did not realise I had so much data on my computer.

Thank you

Mel




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09 Feb 2013   #2
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Melissa, the temp folders are the scratch pad for almost every program on the computer. It can most times be cleaned out without any problems. sometimes a file will be open and you can't delete the temporary file from that program but just leave that file there and clean out the rest.

Rich
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09 Feb 2013   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

CCleaner should do the job: Download CCleaner 3.27.1900 - FileHippo.com
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09 Feb 2013   #4
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks Community,

It came up with the error that some of the files had names that were too long to go into the recycle bin and then I worry that I have deleted the incorrect files.

I already have been informed on here that I should clean out my recycle bin - Is that recommended?

Thanks for your advice - invaluable.
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09 Feb 2013   #5
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I ran the CC Cleaner - with the defaults - was a bit apprehensive that it would delete everything permanently. But I guess that is what the program is designed to do.

Thanks - I am only a novice.

Melissa


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09 Feb 2013   #6
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I also like the CC Cleaner - I disabled some startup programs in the the tools section.

You have enlightened me. I will not change that much.

If I require further assistance - you are the best.
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09 Feb 2013   #7
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM 17.3 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
CCleaner Documentation

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melissa View Post
I also like the CC Cleaner - I disabled some startup programs in the the tools section.

You have enlightened me. I will not change that much.

If I require further assistance - you are the best.
You can read the CCleaner documentation here (thanks to ICit2lol for the link):
Piriform - Docs
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09 Feb 2013   #8
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melissa View Post
I ran the CC Cleaner - with the defaults - was a bit apprehensive that it would delete everything permanently. But I guess that is what the program is designed to do.

Thanks - I am only a novice.

Melissa
Well, you might be a novice but you know how to do a screen capture. Very few novices can do that.

Here's wishing you good health.
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10 Feb 2013   #9
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I only know how to do screen captures because of the fantastic link given to by a member on here.

I am hoping to dedicate the book to the patience of people that assist person's of my ability.

I am also trying to follow the surgeons orders. Pretty tough. Misdiagnosed. If you are having headaches etc - get yourself checked. I thought I just used a computer too much.....

I come from an accounting back ground. Car accident - bang - terminal brain tumour.

Thank you.

What is the difference between Partition Wizard and CC Cleaner?

I also am wondering if and when to run defrags?

Sorry for silly questions.
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10 Feb 2013   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Partition Wizard is a tool to handle partitions - e.g. define partitions, delete partitions, activate or deactivate partitions, shrink partitions, etc. It is very handy - especially the bootable CD version - because it can do things that you cannot do with Disk Management.

CCcleaner is a tool to delete temporary files and cookies (if you want). It also has a registry cleaning function (no need to use that) and some other nifty facilities. Has nothing to do with PW - completely different set of functions.

I am really sorry about your bad health. Let's hope it will get better and the doctors are wrong.
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