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Windows 7: Are all 'temp' files OK to delete ?

16 May 2012   #1
trinaz

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 
Are all 'temp' files OK to delete ?

I have the following Temp folders that I know of:

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

Are the contents of these 'Temp' folders used by the system...or are they left over from operations/installtions...etc.

Is it safe to delete them....contents only...not the folder itself ?

Thanks...TRinAz


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16 May 2012   #2
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trinaz View Post
I have the following Temp folders that I know of:

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

Are the contents of these 'Temp' folders used by the system...or are they left over from operations/installtions...etc.

Is it safe to delete them....contents only...not the folder itself ?

Thanks...TRinAz
I recommend that you run the Windows built in Disk Cleanup to delete temporary files. It only deletes temporary files that it knows are safe to delete.
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16 May 2012   #3
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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

You can delete the contents of these folders. But do it just after login. So you are not in the middle of an installation
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