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Windows 7: 50 GB of temp files wont Delete

18 Mar 2010   #11
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Lloyd,

By default, Disk Cleanup will not delete temp files less than a week old. This can show you how to set it so that it will. It's the same in Windows 7.

Disk Cleanup - Last Access Limit on Temp Files - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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18 Mar 2010   #12

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Victek View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
c:\users\*you*\AppData\Local\Temp
Be aware that this folder is hidden. If you want to access it using Explorer you will need to go to Control Panel/Folder Options/View and tick the appropriate box.
Actually the AppData folder is hidden, the local and temp folders under it aren't.
Really, just type it into the address bar of windows explorer and see for yourself...

Also, if you turn on the menus in exporer you don't need to go to control panel to show hidden files and folders... it will be in Tools/Folder Options on the menu.
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18 Mar 2010   #13

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Also, if you turn on the menus in exporer you don't need to go to control panel to show hidden files and folders... it will be in Tools/Folder Options on the menu.
Why show then menu bar at all when Folder Options is in Organize on the toolbar?
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18 Mar 2010   #14

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Also, if you turn on the menus in exporer you don't need to go to control panel to show hidden files and folders... it will be in Tools/Folder Options on the menu.
Why show then menu bar at all when Folder Options is in Organize on the toolbar?
True enough.

I guess I'm just used to finding it in the menu
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18 Mar 2010   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

Ok i got rid of it. It was the folder in my other topic, although it was 10 GB, it was 50 GB on the disk. All gone.

Just had to take ownership of every file in safe mode, and then delete it.
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18 Mar 2010   #16

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cclloyd9785 View Post
Ok i got rid of it. It was the folder in my other topic, although it was 10 GB, it was 50 GB on the disk. All gone.

Just had to take ownership of every file in safe mode, and then delete it.
You can add "Take Ownership" to the context (right-click) menu with a simple registry key. I myself use this, no safe-mode required: Add "Take Ownership" to Explorer Right-Click Menu in Win 7 or Vista - How-To Geek

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