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Windows 7: Removing files from "Temp" directory ?


26 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 
Removing files from "Temp" directory ?

Can I remove/delete the contents of the Temp folder in the following User directory:

C:\Users\Tim\AppData\Local\Temp

Seems to have an enormous amount of "temp" files...26.6 GB !?

Thanks...TR



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26 Sep 2010   #2

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

yes you should be ok if you have a spare external drive copy them to that then delete the tempory file in c just in case or download ccleaner ..
CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download and if you have never used it read the instructions on there web site for guidance you can use this program for lots of things one of them being finding the tempory files in windows.
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26 Sep 2010   #3

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

ccleaner at work


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26 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Since tyou already know where it is, you could as well just go into that folder, hit CTRL-A then delete and skip all files that can't be deleted (because they're in use ATM). Empty your recycle bin and you're all set without the need of external software

-DG
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26 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 64bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
Since tyou already know where it is, you could as well just go into that folder, hit CTRL-A then delete and skip all files that can't be deleted (because they're in use ATM). Empty your recycle bin and you're all set without the need of external software

-DG
Exactly what I do .. after a quick check just to make sure it's not valuable.
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26 Sep 2010   #6

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

i check mine before deleting due to past experience ie: programs not running right after a reboot after deleting that way.
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26 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
i check mine before deleting due to past experience ie: programs not running right after a reboot after deleting that way.
Doing it manually, it's always best to do it right after booting up.
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27 Sep 2010   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

WIN E key combo | open C drive | in the long bar at the top, type in %TEMP% | select all, for example, using Ctrl-A | delete all, for example, right-click on the selection and choose Delete

Just skp any files which Win 7 doesn't want to delete.
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27 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I use CCleaner with the following options which leaves the most recent temp files alone.

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Jim


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27 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trinaz View Post
Can I remove/delete the contents of the Temp folder in the following User directory:
C:\Users\Tim\AppData\Local\Temp
Do these files ever get deleted automatically?
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