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Windows 7: deleting temp's

30 Aug 2010   #1

windows 7 64bit build 7600
deleting temp's

is it ok to just delet everything in the folder?

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30 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

As long as they are not in use, yes.
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30 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

Yes, as it is all temporary files.
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30 Aug 2010   #4
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

A very useful and easy application is TFC by by Old Timer (save it to your desktop) TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer - Geeks to Go Forums

Save any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!
Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista/Windows 7 right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator.
Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.

Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.
TFC (Temp File Cleaner) will clear out all temp folders for all user accounts (temp, IE temp, java, FF, Opera, Chrome, Safari), including Administrator, All Users, LocalService, NetworkService, and any other accounts in the user folder. It also cleans out the %systemroot%\temp folder and checks for .tmp files in the %systemdrive% root folder, %systemroot%, and the system32 folder (both 32bit and 64bit on 64bit OSs). It shows the amount removed for each location found (in bytes) and the total removed (in MB). Before running, it will stop Explorer and all other running apps. When finished, if a reboot is required the user must reboot to finish clearing any in-use temp files.

TFC only cleans temp folders. TFC will not clean URL history, prefetch, or cookies. Depending on how often someone cleans their temp folders, their system hardware, and how many accounts are present, it can take anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or more. TFC will completely clear all temp files where other temp file cleaners may fail. TFC requires a reboot immediately after running. Be sure to save any unsaved work before running TFC.
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30 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit


I guess CCleaner is also good CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

- Captain
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30 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

Won't disk cleanup do the same thing when Temp files is checked? Fabe
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30 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Won't disk cleanup do the same thing when Temp files is checked? Fabe
Disc Cleanup will do a simple delete, but CCleaner can be set to overwrite the same files with the '35 Pass' Gutman Algorithm for a secure deletion.

I securely delete files from the App Data> Local> Temp File with CCleaner so I have set exclusions for the GIMP x64 Image Management Program because it stores its font configuration cache there.

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30 Aug 2010   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

WIN E key combo | open your C drive |
in the long search bar at the top enter %temp% |
use Ctrl A to select all |
right-click on a selected file and choose Delete

This will delete the temp files.
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30 Aug 2010   #9


Don't know how safe this is, but after my installation of Windows I always set the temp files path to a single folder. I called the folder Temp and delete it regularly.

C:\Temp Folder

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30 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium

Simple deletion is fine for a lot of files, but there are certain files that I prefer be overwritten with 7 passes of the Schneier Algorithem selected in Eraser which includes 5 passes of pseudorandom data.

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