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Windows 7: Is there an automatic temp files clean-out process in Windows 7?

18 Sep 2011   #11
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Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Performing scans do cause wear on the drives aswell almost everything does, but not as much defragging.

Scanners simply read the data from the drive and usually sequentially.

Defrag is moving the data around and not just in the file allocation table. So it has to read the data, then write the data in a new location, sometimes this is a temporary location at the end of the drive while other data is moved and then it gets read and rewritten again to it final resting place. Unlike scans there are lots of reads and writes and seeks some of which is duplicated.

Karlsnooks' recommendation of Ccleaner (I can see the blue link in his sig) is valid, it's one of the most popular cleaning tools on the net and is more thorough than disk cleanup. For its small install size it will normally free more space than it uses on it's first run. I use it. If you do use it I would avoid the registry scanner/defragger as it's not intelligent and will happily remove things that are needed.

It's not extreme or anything and depending on the TBF destiny of your drive the impact could be negligable.

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18 Sep 2011   #12

Windows 7 ULT 32 bit

There is no signature that appears on this page for karlsnooks, but there is one on his profile page, and there I see the link for CCleaner. I do see the link for Geekstogo TFC, but there is otherwise no other mention of that.

Your warning about CCleaner's scanner/defragger removing needed files is exactly why I don't use those types of apps. There are ads and trick links that inundate the web for all kinds of cleaners, fixers, speed-up gimmicks, install now, click here to scan and fix now, and everything else with fake links that pose as one thing and do another... who knows what half of this junk is?

"TBF destiny"?

Thanks again,

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18 Sep 2011   #13
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Drives are sold by manufacturers claiming they have a mean time before failure of (x)hours or (y) I/0 operations of course this being a mean time is just an average. In reality each drive has its own failure time destiny. Could be weeks, months or years... no one knows.
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