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Windows 7: 28,542 TMP files and Disk Cleaner no help.

23 Jan 2016   #11
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well Ccleaner should be enough to safely clear most temp files but you can add CCEnhancer for additional program detection (advanced users only)

As for other temp files - if you really want to attempt to clear them from X

Add location to Ccleaner with the option to include only certain file types.

Example:
28,542 TMP files and Disk Cleaner no help.-ccleaner.jpg
Add custom location (folder where your problem temp files reside) for files to clean:
28,542 TMP files and Disk Cleaner no help.-ccleaner-2.jpg
EDIT:
As pointed out in your case you should include *.ffs_tmp




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23 Jan 2016   #12
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Link:

CCleaner - Builds - need Ccleaner Slim Build in order to avoid installing unwanted toolbars.
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23 Jan 2016   #13
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stevekir View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I use Disk Cleanup, Ccleaner, and TFC on my systems for temp files. I don't have problems. Yes a reboot is necessary to make a better clean job.
If their are a few temp files left after doing this just leave them alone. Windows must like them.

This also works. By Bare Foot Kid.

Disk Cleanup : Extended
I used TFC Temp Cleanup. It reduced the number of files from 28,536 to 28,342. The ones deleted seem to be the ones previously in folders (please see my earlier post).

Of the 28,342 TMP files, 99.99% have FFS in their names.

I am sure that nearly all these FFS temporary files have nothing to do with FreeFileSync. Please see the attached Word file which has a selection of clips of the list in W7 produced by searching for FFS. Some seem to be associated with Internet Explorer which I have never installed on this computer (which is 10 months old). One variety has 22,000 similar files!! (Please see the attached Word file.)

You say "If their are a few temp files left after doing this just leave them alone. Windows must like them." But 28,342 are hardly a few!

I am continuing to have glitches every few days. Their nature varies from week to week. For example, Photoshop failed to run until I went back to a Restore Point two days earlier; the computer, once out of about every 4 restarts, takes up to three automatic startups to get the machine running; two Gadgets disappeared twice; about once every 6 times Startup fails and I have to pull the mains plug; until recently the machine failed to waken during a couple of weeks if in sleep for more than two hours and I had to pull the mains plug (I lost work); sometimes for a couple of months, on startup the machine hung at the Gigabyte splash screen but I have been free of this during the last two weeks. Yesterday and so far today I have had no glitches but they will return tomorrow.

I don't think it is at all normal to have 28,342 ffs_tmp files. Something seems wrong, especially because I can't get rid of them and I am having glitches.

Has anyone any comments on this latest post please? (I'm not keen on entering the world of the Command Line. I don't have the technical expertise to cure what might go wrong). I have attached a Word file to this post.

Should I just do a clean install of Windows and re install all my programs and hope? Or buy a new machine? I need a computer that works reliably.

Thanks for any further help.
It seems that the .ffs files are associated with a program called FME. The website below might help describe what FME is.

Do you have FME installed on your computer?.

https://www.safe.com/fme/format-sear...-ffs/index.php
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23 Jan 2016   #14
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Well Ccleaner should be enough to safely clear most temp files but you can add CCEnhancer for additional program detection (advanced users only)

As for other temp files - if you really want to attempt to clear them from X

Add location to Ccleaner with the option to include only certain file types.

Example:
Attachment 380324
Add custom location (folder where your problem temp files reside) for files to clean:
Attachment 380325
Thanks. I have run Ccleaner exactly as you said, but it won't do what I tell it to do, which is to search for all files on my X: disk (which is a rotational drive holding all my Documents, Pictures etc., my C: drive being an SSD). As I listed in an earlier post, that is the drive where the 28,000 or so files are with names ending in FFS_tmp. But Ccleaner, in its Analysis window, see Image 1):

A) finds only a handful of files; and

B) only on my C: drive which I did not ask it to do; and

C) no files that I specified (_tmp.)

Disobedient or what!

Image 1 also shows the settings I used (the settings under the right hand column, "Applications" are at default). Image 2 shows the list of file types asked to be included, and Image 3 the window just before selecting "Cleaner" (top left) which runs it and produced Image 1. Not a _tmp to be seen!

This is the third program I have used, the others did nothing. Ccleaner is getting somewhere but nowhere near what I specified. Frustrating. I wonder why I am having such difficulty in doing a simple operation.

Any ideas please? Thanks.

No, I don't have FME installed.


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23 Jan 2016   #15
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You have to specify the directory. You can't just point Ccleaner a drive X and expect it to find and clear all temp files.

Example - but make sure you get the full path to the folder. It's not clear from your screenshot.
28,542 TMP files and Disk Cleaner no help.-include.jpg
Ccleaner only removes what you specify in the settings. It's wise to click on "Analyze" then preview the results.

Edit:

You need to type *.ffs_tmp rather than what is shown in the screenshot.


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23 Jan 2016   #16
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Okay so maybe this would be a better solution if you are okay with running commands.

Click "Computer" and highlight drive X then hold [Shift+Right Click] when clicking Drive X

Choose "Open Command Window Here"

In the command prompt window type:

attrib -a -r -s -h X:\*.ffs_tmp /s

Press Enter

wait for it to finish - you see a new command prompt

Type:

del /s X:\*.ffs_tmp

Press Enter

That should hopefully sort it.

Tested and found and deleted .tmp file that I placed in a directory on drive D on my machine so it finds temp files regarless of which folder they are in.
28,542 TMP files and Disk Cleaner no help.-command-prompt.jpg
Edit: Changed drive letter above to "X" - I accidentally typed D originally.

Edit 2: Changed file extension from *.tmp to *.ffs_tmp as poited out by UserNameIssues


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23 Jan 2016   #17
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Sorry but assuming you want to exclude everything on drive C: - you would have to set it as an exluded drive in Ccleaner.

It's the same window that you used before.
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23 Jan 2016   #18
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well I've found that I have a portable disk cleaner that will do the job if you prefer:

Puran Diskclean. I have it as one of the utilities that comes with GEGeek Toolkit so I've zipped it up and attached it.

Disk Cleaner.zip

Extract the executable and run it.

Configure it to scan only drive X and only to include *.tmp and *.temp files but exclude everything else.

Results are shown before cleaning and you can select/ de-select any item.


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23 Jan 2016   #19
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

FYI:

The file extension that the OP has thousands of is [dot]FFS[underscore]TMP

The suggestions posted above do not seem to be searching for that.

Post #14 claims to be looking for _tmp, but the screenshots show [dot][underscore]tmp.

Searching for [dot]TMP is not going to find [dot]FFS[underscore]TMP

Searching for [dot][underscore]TMP is not going to find [dot]FFS[underscore]TMP

Try searching for [dot]FFS[underscore]TMP
(e.g. .ffs_tmp)
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23 Jan 2016   #20
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Download disk cleaner from Post 18 and run it.

Thanks to Usernameissues for pointing out what you are actually looking for (see post above)

Then from the programs GUI select drive X and uncheck any other drives.

Review what is included/ excluded and modify selections if needed. Suggest removing all entries from the include list other than *.tmp and *.temp at your discretion.
28,542 TMP files and Disk Cleaner no help.-puran-disk-cleaner1.jpg
For the include list type *.ffs_tmp and click OK then save and close.
28,542 TMP files and Disk Cleaner no help.-puran-disk-cleaner3.jpg
So if you look at the include list it should now look like this.
28,542 TMP files and Disk Cleaner no help.-puran-disk-cleaner2.jpg
Run the scan (click the scan button) and review the results list when finished. Uncheck any entry where you wish to keep the detected file. Then delete the rest.
28,542 TMP files and Disk Cleaner no help.-puran-disk-cleaner4.jpg


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