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Windows 7: Q: Deleting temp files?

06 Jun 2010   #1
DarkStar GT

Windows Home Premium (64)
 
 
Q: Deleting temp files?

What is the best way to clear up the files in the folder?
C:\Users\<<username>>\AppData\Local\Temp

Disk Cleanup does not scan this folder, so does not select it for deletion. One app that I installed left behind its installer file (almost 2 GB) in this folder. And I don't really want to back it up every time in Acronis True Image.

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Also, what is the best way to tidy up Windows Error Reporting files? How can I safely delete files in this folder?
C:\Users\<<username>>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue\


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06 Jun 2010   #2
DarkStar GT

Windows Home Premium (64)
 
 

Oops,

Just found this tutorial:

Disk Cleanup : Extended
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06 Jun 2010   #3
baarod

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkStar GT View Post
What is the best way to clear up the files in the folder?
C:\Users\<<username>>\AppData\Local\Temp

Disk Cleanup does not scan this folder, so does not select it for deletion. One app that I installed left behind its installer file (almost 2 GB) in this folder. And I don't really want to back it up every time in Acronis True Image.

----------
Also, what is the best way to tidy up Windows Error Reporting files? How can I safely delete files in this folder?
C:\Users\<<username>>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue\
Disk cleanup just emptied that folder for me. To tidy WER files just click the Clean Up System files button and repeat...
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06 Jun 2010   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i suppose you could make a new library, and add the two locations to it.

then any temp files added to either of the two folders will end up in your easy-to-find library, making them easy and quick to delete.

while you're at it, you can add \windows\temp.

(or have i misunderstood what you wanted to do?)

*edit* too late - i see you have found a solution now...
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09 Nov 2014   #5
gvp

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I use a batch file like this without elevated privileges
change XXXX with the correct username
=========================
@echo off
cls

rem pause

for /D %%I in ("C:\Users\XXXX\AppData\Local\Temp\*") do rmdir /s/q "%%I"
for %%I in ("C:\Users\XXXX\AppData\Local\Temp\*") do del /s/q/f "%%I"

for /D %%I in ("C:\Windows\Temp\*") do rmdir /s/q "%%I"
for %%I in ("C:\Windows\Temp\*") do del /s/q/f "%%I"
=========================
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09 Nov 2014   #6
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

I run CCleaner, it cleans that folder (%temp% or C:\Users\XXXX\AppData\Local\Temp) just fine.
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