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Clear out c:/windows/temp ?


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#1 Allen

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 06:45 PM

Hey I recently ran a virus scan, it took over an hour mostly scanning temp files I cleared some using the disk cleanup but when I went to check it from the file explorer it's self I found its takening up 36 gbs I want to know how to clear it out safely without causing a problem.

 

Also I should add that the scanner was hitman pro and its usually lightning fast.


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Posted 16 March 2013 - 07:10 PM

Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop.
(TFC only cleans temp folders. It will not clean URL history, prefetch, or cookies).
Close any open windows.
  • Double click the TFC icon to run the program
  • TFC will close all open programs itself in order to run,
  • Click the Start button to begin the process.
  • Allow TFC to run uninterrupted.
  • The program should not take long to finish it's job.
  • Once its finished it should automatically reboot your machine, if it doesn't, manually reboot to ensure a complete clean

    NOTE:
    It's normal after running TFC that the PC will be slower to boot the first time.

    TFC (Temp File Cleaner) will clear out all temp folders for all user accounts (temp, IE temp, java, FF, Opera, Chrome, Safari), including Administrator, All Users, LocalService, NetworkService, and any other accounts in the user folder.

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#3 Hawkeye4

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 12:21 AM

Can't you also just go to that folder and delete the temp files?  But, I have found that some of them won't let you delete it.



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 12:41 PM

@hawkeye while that could work, it could also be dangerous.


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Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:28 PM

Nah..you can manually clean the contents of c:\Windows\temp

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:58 AM

Thought so, but was questioning myself when he posted that.  LOL

 

 

Nah..you can manually clean the contents of c:\Windows\temp



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:43 AM

Why do both TFC and CCleaner leave files in the Temp folders after they run?

 

Both have left quite a few files in the windows/temp folder and the c/temp folders as well as files in the c/users temp folders






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