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Windows 7: How to Delete folders labelled .tmp ?

10 Aug 2016   #1
Snugglebugs

XP Pro and Win7 Pro both 32 bit plus Win 8.1 64bit
 
 
How to Delete folders labelled .tmp ?

I have about 300 folders in the root of my hard drive that are all labelled similar to "MSI2d153.tmp". Each folder is empty and they seem to be made most days. BUT, not every day, and several times more than one folder per day. It is a very time consuming task to delete them as only one at a time can be deleted, and only after giving permissions to do so. I attach a screenshot showing the first few folders listed.

I have Win 7 Pro and I have used the Disk Cleanup to try and get rid of all this junk - also with the tab for cleaning system files.

I also downloaded the TFC.exe programme and ran that.

After each process I restarted the computer and checked again.

The curious thing is that the folders are labelled .tmp - they are not files

I wonder what programme is generating these folders and why!




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10 Aug 2016   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I personally use this
TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer Download - Geeks to Go Forum
It must be saved to your desktop
And also right click it and use run as administrator
Start the scanner = Close all open programs before running it
Restart after it completes.
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10 Aug 2016   #3
Snugglebugs

XP Pro and Win7 Pro both 32 bit plus Win 8.1 64bit
 
 

I did place TFC.exe on my desktop, closed all programmes and restarted after cleaning. But I did not download it from the link you give.

I will try again tomorrow using that download link and report back.
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10 Aug 2016   #4
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

ccleaner by default leaves alone any such temp files that are less than 7 days old; one must "un-choose" that default, then ccleaner will delete whatever TMP type files it finds -- except for the temp-files still in use by Windows or by 3rd party program[s] during that particular Windows session.
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10 Aug 2016   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Why not the download is clean I posted
Where did you get TFC CNet
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10 Aug 2016   #6
Snugglebugs

XP Pro and Win7 Pro both 32 bit plus Win 8.1 64bit
 
 

NOT CNET! I keep clear of that site!
I found a link to TFC on another thread where this URL was given
TFC Download

A very strange site with all sorts of oddities but the download eventually arrived.
I think it is just a redirect to the URL you give.

Anyway, I will do it again to be on the safe side, and see about the configuration for unchoosing.

(Does anyone have a clue as to where the folders are generated? Is 'MS' Microsoft?)
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10 Aug 2016   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yea bleepingcomputer is okay too

Did the folders disappear ?
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10 Aug 2016   #8
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Open a. CMD prompt type set post result
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11 Aug 2016   #9
Snugglebugs

XP Pro and Win7 Pro both 32 bit plus Win 8.1 64bit
 
 

Attached is screenshot as requested.

Before I read your message I had run the new download of TFC and the folders are still there, and still empty!

Do you have any idea which programme is generating them?


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12 Aug 2016   #10
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thread starter, how did things go trying deletion within Safe Mode?
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