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Windows 7: Windows Temporary Directory automatic cleanup

15 Mar 2014   #11
MPREv

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
If you are so tight on disk space that cleaning out temp files makes a difference, you need a larger hard drive.
No, thats definitely NOT the case.
Temp files are not limited in size ... they could reach 1 TB if not cleaned up by the programms creating them or by the system / user.
To reason it only to the size of a hard drive would be to easy


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15 Mar 2014   #12
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

1TB?? I find that hard to believe, though I suppose if you are recording TV continuously it could.

I'm not against cleaning up temp files. I run CCleaner every day or two for that reason.

In this case, he has a 450GB drive and only has 13GB free. I doubt temp files occupy much space, maybe a few gig. What is using the rest of the drive? Movies, music, games, ??? If so, a larger drive would solve the problem.
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16 Mar 2014   #13
MPREv

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
1TB?? I find that hard to believe, ...
1T is just a number.
But everything is relative.
A c-drive with about 65GB total and about 20GB free ... but temp files are growing and growing so that only 3MB are free (this comes due to the special usage of the PC I guess). Cleaning up is everything what was needed, no new hard drive.
I also have had now also a similar issue on a server PC (not "temp" files like in one of the temp directories, but also not needed after a few days ...). Cleaning up every week keeping files younger than 30 days saves hd-space, money and oure environment

If the HDD have had more free space the temp files could also reach 1TB without anybody even noticed.
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09 Jan 2015   #14
20pictures

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
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I have to agree with MPREv on this one.

I have a 60GB SSD for my OS which takes up about 29GB (with additional Programs). In one week I collected enough Temp data (no video) to trigger the Red HDD alert..!
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12 Jan 2015   #15
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Install and run CCleaner nightly to cleanup any accumulation of temp files. That's what I do and it typically deletes 300 to 500 MB.
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