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Windows 7: 28,542 TMP files and Disk Cleaner no help.

22 Jan 2016   #1
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
28,542 TMP files and Disk Cleaner no help.

Layback Bear posted on:

Why do people get BSODs

concerning my problems about TMP files, and the topic boss told me off, but I want to reply to Layback Bear's helpful reply, which was:
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"Just a suggestion to try.

You use AVG CloudCare Anti virus. AVG has a poor reputation from people on this forum.
From your specs..

Quote:
USB drives as backups
Internet Speed 10 to 12 Mb per second
Antivirus AVG CloudCare AntiVirus 2015 (Paid) Windows Defender (off)

Remove AVG, everything AVG from you system using their online tool and install MSE.

Then do a Disk Cleanup using this tutorial by Brink.

Disk Cleanup - Open and Use

Give it a try for awhile.
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My reply is:

I still have 28,542 temporary files! After restarting my computer (no programs therefore running) I followed Brink's tutorial and ran Cleanmgr. It told me that I had about 8 GB of files. (I can’t remember whether these included the Wastebasket - it probably did.) I asked it to remove Temporary Internet Files and Temporary Files in my C: drive (an SSD) and my X: drive (an internal rotational drive holding all my Documents, Pictures etc. etc.) I also asked it to “Clean up system files” (by pressing the button). Image 1 shows the resulting cleanmgr window for the C: drive.

Cleanmgr was also asked to remove files from the X: drive and the results are at Image 2.

I used Cleanup several times. I restarted the computer but I still have 28,542 files, 95% whose titles end in TMP (after searching the computer for ”TMP”). Here are some examples.

There are about 40 folders and some are in Image 3. The TCD46A3.TMP contains a Word file in which is the Building Bloc Template image. The second has a file “sist02.xsl; the third “ieee2006officeonline.xsl

Further down the list are files shown in Image 4.

About 95% of the 28,542 files are of type FFS_TMP and are on the X: drive. The earliest Mod. Date of these is 11/06/2002. I have FreeFileSync (a backup program). Surely these don’t belong to it?

Therefore, why are all these files still there and how can I delete them?

Thanks




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22 Jan 2016   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I believe all of those are pretty much temp files but only internet temp files is checked in the delete options in disk clean up.

I believe LBB would say use this too and see what it cleans
TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer Download - Geeks to Go Forum
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22 Jan 2016   #3
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Stevekir.

Win Disc Clean Up only deletes files when you actually shut down the computer. So reboot your computer after you have run Disc Clean Up. The reason it only deletes files on shut down is because some of the files might actually be in use & deleting those files could cause problems.

As a useful hint you can run Win Disc Clean Up as Administrator & that will remove old Windows Update files & Windows Error Reporting if you tick the boxes for those. To Run as Administrator, right click on Win Disc Clean Up & select Run as Administrator.
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22 Jan 2016   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stevekir View Post
About 95% of the 28,542 files are of type FFS_TMP and are on the X: drive. The earliest Mod. Date of these is 11/06/2002. I have FreeFileSync (a backup program). Surely these donít belong to it?

Therefore, why are all these files still there and how can I delete them?

Thanks
See this info:
FreeFileSync / Discussion / Help:Orphaned .FFS_TMP files in target directories

Also, your screenshots indicate that you have Windows 10 installation files. Those take up 3GB to 6GB of hard drive space. If you do not plan in installing W10, You can use the Disk Cleanup tool to remove them or use this tool.
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22 Jan 2016   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This TFC works pretty good - at least for me.

TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer Download - Geeks to Go Forum
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22 Jan 2016   #6
Callender

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

RE: Windows disk cleanup. It will not delete all temp files.

See this post:

Windows Temporary Directory automatic cleanup
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22 Jan 2016   #7
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

If you attempt to have the temp file folder completely clean you will most certainly have problems.

Windows does have files there, that are used for various operations. It also stores some files in there that are necessary for Windows Updates, as I have found out trying to Update Windows Security Essentials, after removing what I thought was an unnecessary file. I had to Uninstall MSE, download & reinstall it to fix the problem.

Some MS Office files are also stored there, which I think are something to do with indexing.
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22 Jan 2016   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would not worry about the temps that are really being used. If they have disappeared, they will be recreated.
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23 Jan 2016   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I use Disk Cleanup, Ccleaner, and TFC on my systems for temp files. I don't have problems. Yes a reboot is necessary to make a better clean job.
If their are a few temp files left after doing this just leave them alone. Windows must like them.

This also works. By Bare Foot Kid.

Disk Cleanup : Extended
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23 Jan 2016   #10
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I use Disk Cleanup, Ccleaner, and TFC on my systems for temp files. I don't have problems. Yes a reboot is necessary to make a better clean job.
If their are a few temp files left after doing this just leave them alone. Windows must like them.

This also works. By Bare Foot Kid.

Disk Cleanup : Extended
I used TFC Temp Cleanup. It reduced the number of files from 28,536 to 28,342. The ones deleted seem to be the ones previously in folders (please see my earlier post).

Of the 28,342 TMP files, 99.99% have FFS in their names.

I am sure that nearly all these FFS temporary files have nothing to do with FreeFileSync. Please see the attached Word file which has a selection of clips of the list in W7 produced by searching for FFS. Some seem to be associated with Internet Explorer which I have never installed on this computer (which is 10 months old). One variety has 22,000 similar files!! (Please see the attached Word file.)

You say "If their are a few temp files left after doing this just leave them alone. Windows must like them." But 28,342 are hardly a few!

I am continuing to have glitches every few days. Their nature varies from week to week. For example, Photoshop failed to run until I went back to a Restore Point two days earlier; the computer, once out of about every 4 restarts, takes up to three automatic startups to get the machine running; two Gadgets disappeared twice; about once every 6 times Startup fails and I have to pull the mains plug; until recently the machine failed to waken during a couple of weeks if in sleep for more than two hours and I had to pull the mains plug (I lost work); sometimes for a couple of months, on startup the machine hung at the Gigabyte splash screen but I have been free of this during the last two weeks. Yesterday and so far today I have had no glitches but they will return tomorrow.

I don't think it is at all normal to have 28,342 ffs_tmp files. Something seems wrong, especially because I can't get rid of them and I am having glitches.

Has anyone any comments on this latest post please? (I'm not keen on entering the world of the Command Line. I don't have the technical expertise to cure what might go wrong). I have attached a Word file to this post.

Should I just do a clean install of Windows and re install all my programs and hope? Or buy a new machine? I need a computer that works reliably.

Thanks for any further help.


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