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Windows 7: C Drive Excessive Size in Windows Temp

12 Feb 2018   #1
BrassCat

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
C Drive Excessive Size in Windows Temp

Hello the Forum,

My C Drive (Main Sys) is running about 113GB. Most all of my programs are installed on the P: drive, Data,Pictures,Projects... on D: (DATA). Just recently check my drives fullness, found C; keeps growing. Too full.

Using Disk cleanup on c: did not cut much out. Now, used TreeSize Free program, I see I have 35GB under C:/ ...Microsoft/Windows/Temporary Internet Files/Low/Content.IE5/ and then numerous scrambled named Folders contains files both old and current.

Many files Last Modified in 2016 and 2017! Disk Cleanup did not delete these. Most all are .MP4s and .DAT. Why is it that disk cleanup did not erase these old temp files??

My internet explorer v11. I guess it just keeps using the Content.IE5 folder.
There are about 17 of the scrambled folder names (like WECV0OXA) each folder contains at least 1 currently opened file (showing last date modified as today)!

What is best way to remove these old files? Manually?

Thanks, Stan


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12 Feb 2018   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Download uncleaner it's free and should remove all the rubbish if it mostly ie you can clear all that in IE
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14 Feb 2018   #3
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Just select all files and folders on C:\Users"name"\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files and delete all them.
Skip those in use that you can't delete.
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14 Feb 2018   #4
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Actually thats NOT an IE temp file - its a system one the ie5 is the givaway

Harks back to the old days naming conventions

Would suggest you run some malware scans

Malwarebytes free, and ESET-on-line.


Roy
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