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#1 Evenflow

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 04:53 PM

Hello
I have xp on my computer.
As part of my regular maintenance I run several programs
MBAM, Superantispyware, Spybot etc....
One of the things I do regular is
Start....Run...put in %temp% in the run box click OK then when page opens
I go to Edit, Select all then they all highlight.
Then I click File, delete.

Now the windows ME part.
I have a family member who has done no maintenance for a long time.
Her comp has gotten pretty slow. We have done scan disc and disc cleanup.
Can I do the same thing as above with Millenium?
I did put %temp% in her Run box but the page just looked different than xp.
So I didnt delete anything.
Is it ok to do that then delete it all?
Thank You
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#2 starcraftmaster

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 12:16 AM

should be fine
but i type temp not %temp% but shouldent matter

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 07:51 AM

Start....Run...put in %temp% in the run box click OK then when page opens
I go to Edit, Select all then they all highlight.
Then I click File, delete.


There is an easier method but I'm not allowed to tell you on here. :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 08:24 AM

why not? lol

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 12:25 PM

why not? lol

Because we do not promote the use of registry cleaners
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Posted 16 March 2009 - 03:26 PM

why not? lol

Because we do not promote the use of registry cleaners


Correct. Well its nothing to do with cleaning the registry. :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 05:20 PM

Thanks for the replys
I just checked on my xp when I put temp in the run box
there are not near as many things as when I put %temp% in the run box.
HMMMMMMMM
I`ll get her on the phone and see if there is a difference in ME between temp & %temp%
I never tried just temp in her run box but when I looked at %temp% there was a bunch of stuff.
I do mean a bunch...Thats one thing that made me nervous about it.
Thanks again
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Posted 17 March 2009 - 04:14 PM

I always go into My Computer/ C:/ Windows/ Temp and delete everything that's in there. I've done this with every computer I've ever cleaned up and have never run into any problems.

It may not delete everything in there because some of the files may be in use as you are working on your computer.

Hopefully I'm not posting what Keithuk knew not too. If so, sorry and delete this post.

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 04:40 PM

I`ll get her on the phone and see if there is a difference in ME between temp & %temp%


Well running %temp% and temp in my Win98SE both opens the Windows\Temp folder so it should work on WinME.

I always go into My Computer/ C:/ Windows/ Temp and delete everything that's in there. I've done this with every computer I've ever cleaned up and have never run into any problems.


What I have in my Autoexec.bat file amongst other things is

Attrib -h -s -r C:\Windows\Temp\*.*
Echo Y|If Exist C:\Windows\Temp\*.* Del C:\Windows\Temp\*.* >Nul


Attrib just sets the Attributes of any files in that folder so they can be deleted, some could be Read Only or Hidden. The second line deletes any files in Windows\temp without asking are you sure you want to delete these files. It doesn't remove any sub folders that installation apps put in there, but you could always Deltree c:\windows\temp to delete the entire folder than Windows will make a new one when it starts up. As I've said there are easier methods. :flowers:


Hopefully I'm not posting what Keithuk knew not too. If so, sorry and delete this post.


No it something simpler than that. :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 06:44 PM

Its better to delete files from Windows Explorer, because some files may be locked (in use).
Its better to delete files in Temp folder immediately after computer starts up.

But then I am wrong all times :thumbsup:




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