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Windows 7: How do I gain access to C:\Windows\Temp ?

22 Dec 2015   #1
sowad

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
How do I gain access to C:\Windows\Temp ?

I did something wrong in Camtasia and now it saved a huge file in the Temp folder, I know it cos' I saw that the temporary folder wasn't changed. My C:/ Drive is almost full. Please help


Edit:
Also, I previously had Windows 7 Ultimate x64, I had access to C:\Windows\Temp. I used to enter it through "Run" > "temp". But now after I did it, it says access denied.


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22 Dec 2015   #2
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Take it easy.

Start > In the search field type %temp%

It will show you the Temp folder

Click on it and it will open the temp folder where you will see all your temp files.

How do I gain access to C:\Windows\Temp ?-22-12-2015-17-18-18.jpg

Select all the files and press Shift+Delete to send them all to oblivion.

You may get a dialog box stating some files which are currently open cannot be deleted.

Check "Do this for all current items ( 10 found ) " and click on "Skip". All except the current files will be deleted.

( It is imperative that you close Camtasia and reboot your PC before doing this so that that temp file is not current )


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22 Dec 2015   #3
sowad

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Take it easy.

Start > In the search field type %temp%

It will show you the Temp folder

Click on it and it will open the temp folder where you will see all your temp files.

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Select all the files and press Shift+Delete to send them all to oblivion.

You may get a dialog box stating some files which are currently open cannot be deleted.

Check "Do this for all current items ( 10 found ) " and click on "Skip". All except the current files will be deleted.

( It is imperative that you close Camtasia and reboot your PC before doing this so that that temp file is not current )
Not really what I was looking for, but thanks. I accessed to C:\Windows\Temp using the hidden Administrator account.

Regards
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22 Dec 2015   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sowad View Post
... I accessed to C:\Windows\Temp using the hidden Administrator account...
Using any admin account, you should have been offered this:


How do I gain access to C:\Windows\Temp ?-temp.png

Clicking on Continue should have granted you access.


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22 Dec 2015   #5
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sowad View Post
.......Not really what I was looking for, but thanks. I accessed to C:\Windows\Temp using the hidden Administrator account.......
Yep, On second reading I did notice that you meant C:\ Windows\Temp but usually most programs write the temporary folders/files into C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp. So I blindly went ahead suggesting cleaning it . In my case cleaning of C:\Windows\Temp is automatically taken care of by CCleaner and so far I had never bothered to look into it.

I do not know why Camtasia is writing the temp folder/file into C:\Windows\Temp. Have you specified it to be so in the program settings??

By default CCleaner will also clean C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp but only after 24 hours after its creation but if something in it proves inconvenient before that 24 hours by grabbing too much real estate, then what I had mentioned will be the way to go to get rid of the grabber.

You may find this of interest to you Delete Windows 7 temporary files and recover real estate.

I have defended myself - whether convincing or unconvincing .

Now go ahead with the query posed by UsernameIssues.
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22 Dec 2015   #6
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

You can turn off the "24 hour option" within CCleaner. See this post:
How do files in ...\AppData\Local\Temp get deleted?

I too thought it odd that Camtasia would write to the OS temp folder.
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22 Dec 2015   #7
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Take it easy.

Start > In the search field type %temp%

It will show you the Temp folder

Click on it and it will open the temp folder where you will see all your temp files.

Select all the files and press Shift+Delete to send them all to oblivion.

You may get a dialog box stating some files which are currently open cannot be deleted.

Check "Do this for all current items ( 10 found ) " and click on "Skip". All except the current files will be deleted.

( It is imperative that you close Camtasia and reboot your PC before doing this so that that temp file is not current )
After using %temp% I see that I have have 3,759 files. For the last few months I have had persistent "access denied" etc. problems. My computer tech. fixed that and said that all could be safely deleted but I haven't had the courage to do so. Here is a representative sample (attached Word file).

Some are actually .exe files, which seems odd for a temp filetype. The earliest date is 24/03/2015 when the comp. was built, and the latest today, hundreds being dated this month.

Would it really be safe to delete all of these, as you mention? I would close all applications and text etc. files (EDIT: and reboot the computer) and would create a Restore Point before doing so, (but that might not help because if a .temp file were crucial to an application I suppose a Restore Point would not preserve it).

If there is any doubt at all I would prefer to keep them. I really don't want to screw up my comp.

Thanks for help. Merry Christmas, and to all who provide so much help on this forum.


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File Type: docx Temp files lisst.docx (55.3 KB, 5 views)
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23 Dec 2015   #8
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Do the above mentioned cleanup after a reboot.. That way, any pending "RunOnce" jobs inserted by software installers will have a chance to run and use any files that may have been stored there.( The exe files you mentioned may be the installer files of the programs that you installed.They install from the temp folder.)

In my experience, the only files in a temp folder that you shouldn't delete are going to be locked by the program that is using them.

If you are still worried do this:

You have some 3759 temp files builtup since you put the PC into operation.Find out how much space these occupy. ( Just select all, right click >Properties and you can find out.)

Now instead of Shift + Delete to permanently delete them, just do a Delete which will put all those files into the Recycle Bin. ( Just make sure that your Recycle Bin has enough space to take all)(You would also become aware that Windows will prompt you to keep the current folders/files in use, that which you skip.)

Now use your PC for about a month or for as long as you may want.. Do you encounter any problem when using the programs? Once you are convinced that that the absence of those temp files do not have any impact, you can empty the recycle bin. Seeing is believing if you do not want to believe jumanji or anyone else on this . (Ya, I also do not believe whatever someone else tells. I experiment to convince myself - wherever it is possible to do so..)

( If you search google or even this forum on how safe it is deleting the temp files in C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp you will perhaps pick up courage. . Too many to list them here.)
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23 Dec 2015   #9
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks jumanji. I will do the second more cautious approach.
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