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Windows 7: cant delete temp files..

28 Feb 2011   #1
heavymental

win7 home prem 64bit
 
 
cant delete temp files..

i cant delete my windows temp files. When i open the folder to do it manually, the files are gray. i click delete history button and still nothing happens, the files are still there.

please help.


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28 Feb 2011   #2
blakej777

Windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Have you tried using the disk cleanup tool?
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28 Feb 2011   #3
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi, welcome to the forums

How are you opening them? An in what app?

In explorer you should be able to highlight all files and press the delete key.
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28 Feb 2011   #4
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by heavymental View Post
i cant delete my windows temp files. When i open the folder to do it manually, the files are gray. i click delete history button and still nothing happens, the files are still there.

please help.
A link for you to peruse.
Microsoft Fix it to the rescue perhaps..


How to Delete the Contents of the Temporary Internet Files Folder
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28 Feb 2011   #5
Orbital Shark

 
 

The temporary internet files folder is cleared by doing the following...

1, Open Control Panel > Network and Internet > Internet Options
2, Click the Delete button followed again by delete


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28 Feb 2011   #6
heavymental

win7 home prem 64bit
 
 

i opened the folder manually and from the tools menu in ie.

all the files are in light gray, i cannot delete them.
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28 Feb 2011   #7
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Download TFC by Old Timer TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer - Geeks to Go Forums and save it to your desktop.
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.
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28 Feb 2011   #8
Orbital Shark

 
 

There's always Ccleaner
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