temp folder cleaning out



Bruce
07-10-2005, 02:11 AM
In C: windows, is it ok to clean that temp folder out. I know in older
versions of windows you should every once and awhile
I never hear anything about it in XP?
Are there other temp folders hiden in xp that should be cleaned out? Besides
IE tempintfold
thanks

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 02:11 AM
C:\WINDOWS\Temp

C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temp

C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files

Yes, you can delete files in TEMP folders. If you are unsure, reboot and
check the folder(s) again. XP will not let you delete a file that is in
use. Also if you just installed software you should reboot. Then check the
folder(s) again. Some programs require these files after a reboot. It is
good practice to always reboot after installing any software.

Start | Run | Type: %tmp% | Click OK |
Click in the right hand pane | Ctrl + A to select All |
This will send the files to the Recycle Bin...
Right click and select Delete or hit your Delete key

This will bypass the Recycle Bin...
Shift + Delete keys
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I have Disk Cleaner set to run quiet at startup. Runs for 10 seconds or so
and exits. I also like the fact that, after you set it up, it cleans all
the following with one click (and/or automatically at boot). Makes XP's
Disk Cleanup look like a piker. XP's Disk Cleanup will *not* clean
Content.IE5.

Disk Cleaner will Clean:
Temporary Internet Files {Including the contents of the Content.IE5 folder}
Internet Cookies
Internet History
System Temporary Folder
Recent Documents
Run... Dialog List
Find Document List
Find Computer List
URLs in IE Address Bar
URLs in Shell Address Bar
Media Player Recent URLs
WinZip Recent Files
WinZip Extract To Folders
Paint Recent Files
WordPad Recent Files
Cleans Recycle Bin (what else?)
Opera Cache
Opera Cookies
Opera History
Opera Visited links
Opera Download History and Download folder
Firefox Cache
Firefox Cookies
Firefox History

Disk Cleaner
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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:eFztgkSYFHA.2756@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
Bruce <notreally@idontwantoo.com> hunted and pecked:
> In C: windows, is it ok to clean that temp folder out. I know in older
> versions of windows you should every once and awhile
> I never hear anything about it in XP?
> Are there other temp folders hiden in xp that should be cleaned out?
> Besides IE tempintfold
> thanks


temp folder cleaning out