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Delete Junk Files from hard Drive


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#1 DrMaat

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 01:07 PM

Help. Tried 3 times using Allume to delete obsolete and junk files stored on C drive--taking much space on laptop. These are temporray files from applications and IE. Help
I have IE 8, 2GB RAM
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Also Linux

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 01:33 PM

What are the files? Where are the files? How do you know they are obsolete & junk?

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 01:54 PM

Allume, does not come up with a google search as a software application for system maintenance as you describe. Can you please verify the application name?

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#4 DrMaat

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 10:51 PM

What are the files? Where are the files? How do you know they are obsolete & junk?



Allume Boost XP finds obsolete and junk files on Hard drive. Then I tell it what to delete. Files are on C drive in Documemnts and Settings.
I have been deleting junk files from cache and Documents and Settings(Temp and all files with .tmp suffix) for years. Used Allume Booost XP in the past. Software purchased from WorldStart a few years ago. It is generaly quite efficient.

If necessary, I wil just have to delete one by one--which takes longer; is not efficient
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 10:53 PM

Allume, does not come up with a google search as a software application for system maintenance as you describe. Can you please verify the application name?

Allume Boost XP is a Smith Micro program (part of Stuffit)

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 06:55 AM

So you are saying these are files in your temp folder? If so, you don't need a utility - just go into the folder and delete them. I still don't understand what SPECIFIC files we are talking about. And you said there were also files in "cache" - WHAT cache?

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 08:23 AM

You could use TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer to delete the temp files.

OldTimer is a member of the Malware Response Team here at BC so the program is safe to use.

Read more/download from http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/files/file/187-tfc-temp-file-cleaner-by-oldtimer/

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 08:03 PM

Thanks for the reply. I finaly found out the problem. Allume considers Norton security suite files as junk fiels--they are not. I had to do several passes, but finally got the real junk files off. Allume got what Norton and IE Options missed.

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 06:13 PM

Why use an application when a simple batch script will empty your temp folders?

rmdir/s/q %windir%\Temp
MKDIR %windir%\Temp
rmdir/s/q %TEMP%
MKDIR %TEMP%





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