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What Are These Files In My Windows/temp Folder?


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#1 essential

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 01:21 PM

I just formatted my machine about a week ago. I've been reinstalling my programs the last few days and everything had been going fine. Today when installing a program I noticed when it asked me where I wanted to install, it said I had 39gigs free on my C:\ drive. Well, I have a 74gig Raptor, which is 69gigs after format NFTS. There is no way I have 29gigs taken after a week.

I have system restore turned off. I run ccleaner a couple times a day, so I thought it wasn't temps files. I ran a HD check, and it also shows I only have about 7-8gigs worth of files on the C:\ drive. This issue was driving me crazy.

I found the culprits after a while. My Windows/Temp file is full with something, but I don't know what. I don't understand why the HD analyzer didn't see these files. I had to manually look at the properties of each individual folder to find them. CCleaner doesn't clean them. My hijack this log is clean, and like I said, I just formatted a week ago, and have been running AV since the format. An AV scan of this folder comes back clean with Kaspersky fully updated.

Anyone know what these files are or what program causes them?

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 01:39 PM

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb896642.aspx

here's a good tool for investigating what's going on?

sounds like some software "glitched" during it's install

google wasn't very helpful
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Posted 09 March 2008 - 01:48 PM

Looks like they might be a product of Kapersky AV updates; see here for one of the filenames: http://spywaredlls.prevx.com/RRACBF34952983/PR3A7.TMP.html
Personally, I would send them directly to the trash can. If Kapersky really needs them, believe me, they will "grow" back. So, in essence, you might be using Kapersky to scan the files that Kapersky is generating.

Edited by ucanfixit, 09 March 2008 - 01:51 PM.


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Posted 09 March 2008 - 02:13 PM

There are 2 files containing temps. One is temporary internet files, the other is the temp files. Temp files are created when certain programs are run or installed. (Windows is SUPPOSED to delete these files automatically but it often misses LOTS and these files, if left behind, can cause many problems with your computer.) Temp files should be deleted when the application using them closes, but many times they are not. Over time, the files build up, take up drive space and can affect your computers performance. These temp files are safe to delete.

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 04:06 PM

Yea, I thought I was cleaning both Temps everyday with CCleaner. CCleaner cleans Temp Internet Files, and Temp Files, at least according to the program, but for some reason those files were skipped. I posted on the Kaspersky forums as well and they confirmed they were generated from Kas, although I still don't know why it needs 20gigs. I deleted them all manually, and for some reason since CCleaner doesn't delete them, I just created a shortcut on my desktop and will delete it all manually a couple times a day.

Thanks for the input.

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 08:27 AM

A good self-analysis and solution as well. However, many programs (unfortunately) have to be maitained in a similar manner. One of the most notorious of them all was (or maybe still is) the Zone Alarm Free Version which left daily log and config files in some directory and they had to be manually cleaned as well. I don't know if they ever fixed that on future version but it was a real pain to have to remember to delete them periodically.

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 11:39 AM

Yea, I thought I was cleaning both Temps everyday with CCleaner. CCleaner cleans Temp Internet Files, and Temp Files, at least according to the program, but for some reason those files were skipped. I posted on the Kaspersky forums as well and they confirmed they were generated from Kas, although I still don't know why it needs 20gigs. I deleted them all manually, and for some reason since CCleaner doesn't delete them, I just created a shortcut on my desktop and will delete it all manually a couple times a day.

Thanks for the input.

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