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Windows 7: Something is generating huge temp file (80+ Gigs)

04 May 2011   #1
jazzloft99

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Something is generating huge temp file (80+ Gigs)

All of a sudden, my 300gb HD is filling up and I've determined something is creating huge (80-150gb) temp files. I delete them and they come back a few days later. I haven't installed any new programs except a few Topaz Photoshop plugins so I can't figure out what is making this huge file. Any ideas of how I can isolate the problem or limit the size of temp files? Thanks!


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04 May 2011   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

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04 May 2011   #3
Britton30
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hello jazzloft99, do you or have downloaded videos, music files, or record the same? Some of these will create .tmp files as a download cache.
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