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#1 phawgg

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Posted 25 August 2004 - 08:58 PM

Reboot.

Open notepad and paste in the following lines:

del c:\ *.tmp
del %temp%\*.tmp /f
del %windir%\prefetch\*.*
del %windir%\temp\*.* /f

Save to desktop as 'clean.bat' , file types as 'all-files'.

DoubleClick on the icon, and say yes when prompted.

Just curious. I haven't followed this particular advice, as it hasn't applied to anything I've been instructed to do as part of a fix...yet. I appears as though it would work nicely to clean out my:
  • temporary files on the primary drive
  • specific temporary files in addition to the above ones
  • (unneeded or specific) pre-fetch files
  • windows directory temporary files
At the risk of being wrong, it seems I could use a procedure like this to make the chore of eliminating clutter basically easy. If I'm wrong, could the code be written in such a way to accomplish what I'm alluding to? (I have used System Mechanic to clean specific files, and kinda got used to it as a routine. Now I don't have it. I would rather know exactly what I'm doing and execute it simply.)

BTW, I haven't written code, and don't anticipate taking courses with all the other things on my mind... I could probably understand a shortcut or glimpse into the unknown, though :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 August 2004 - 09:20 PM

One I use ....Start....Run....cleanmgr

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Posted 26 August 2004 - 09:39 PM

Phawgg,

That bat file would do exactly what you said. Automating the removal of temp files and prefetchfiles with the running of one file :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 August 2004 - 10:50 PM

magnifico :thumbsup:
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