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Just a simple question about a "Temp" folder

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#1 duenas77


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Posted 20 November 2011 - 11:52 AM

Hi everyone!

I was wondering why my old laptop is almost full when I have very few items in her. I went on a mission of looking into almost every folder that I found. I made the hidden folders visible. I found that the location c:\users\myname\appdata\local\temp conatins about 800 folders and just as many other loose files among which I saw some videos, pictures, malware removal tools, *.exe files and just unidentified files like 6883.tmp. My simple question is I should be able to empty this folder without harming my system right? I mean some of the contents that I could identify in this folder are files that I already have in their respective folder like pictures but many others i do not know what they are.

What do y'all think?

Happy holydays!!

Edited by duenas77, 20 November 2011 - 11:53 AM.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 02:27 PM

Yes, you can empty the contents of your temp folder after a reboot (newly installed software sometimes places files in the temp folder that will complete the installation on reboot).

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