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Emptying Windows "temp" Folder.

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#1 billbarker


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 09:13 PM

I am running Windows XP pro with Avast 4.8
After I click run - "temp" there are three files that cannot be deleted from the folder
1. Avast 4 folder containing notepad file called webshlock
2. Perflib_Perfdata_128
3. Perflib_Perfdara_1fc

Windows displays the following message
Error deleting File or Folder
Cannot delete (3 file names) It is being used by another person or program.
Close any programs that might be using the file and try again.
I have run CCleaner to no avail.
Any suggestions?

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 09:26 PM

Try deleting the Files in Safe Mode.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 03:53 AM

Thank you Budapest,
I booted into safe mode as you suggested.
After run "temp" I selected all three files and hit delete on the keyboard.
All 3 disappeared but were replaced by (Perflib_Perfdata_244) which I could not delete.
I emptied the recycle bin and rebooted into normal mode.
All 3 items returned to the temp folder except that they are renamed as follows
I cannot delete any of these files nor can I rename them

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