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Windows 7: Can I safely empty C:\WINDOWS\TEMP folder?

28 Dec 2012   #21
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Did I read post #4 correctly?
I know I most close every application. I don't need extra software to achieve what I want. I just want to know if it's safe to empty C:\WINDOWS\TEMP folder in windows 7. Maybe someone has a reference link to some prove?
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I have used Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer for years and it always worked as it should.
The same with Ccleaner. Both are 3rd party programs.
Doesn't a simple explorer windows => select all => delete => accept UAC, suffices? Possibly he was referring to that, and I often tend to do such simple things myself as there is no need for additional soft for that, third party or not. But 3rd party software are often good at pointing out other areas of possible optimization, among deleting temps.


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28 Dec 2012   #22
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999 View Post
Wooow $2000 software. Just wonderi g what software is it. Good earning though. Il keep that in mind
A special CAD software.
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29 Dec 2012   #23
dale5351

Win 7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
You could also employ a 3rd party app like CCleaner or Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer
I have tried CCleaner, and found that it got rid of too much for my tastes. After running it, I found that I'd lost some web login saves, lost the indications that I had visited a link before (i.e. the different color one gets after following a link). I suspect that I could tune it to not delete those things, but haven't yet figured out just which things to not clean.
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29 Dec 2012   #24
marsmimar

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dale5351 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
You could also employ a 3rd party app like CCleaner or Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer
I have tried CCleaner, and found that it got rid of too much for my tastes. After running it, I found that I'd lost some web login saves, lost the indications that I had visited a link before (i.e. the different color one gets after following a link). I suspect that I could tune it to not delete those things, but haven't yet figured out just which things to not clean.
As with all things, even native built-in Windows tools, it's up to the user to know what should or shouldn't be removed. If in doubt, don't. Or at least make sure you have a current restore point. A system image is even better.
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29 Dec 2012   #25
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Yes i know cad is expensive these days
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