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Delete Temp Folder?

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#1 kellydgk


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Posted 05 April 2006 - 05:55 PM

My original complaint was that Disk Cleanup was not working. Someone directed me to Microsoft's website which said:
1. Click Start, click Run, type: %temp%, and then click OK to open the Temp folder. 2. In the Temp folder, on the Edit menu, click Select All, press the DELETE key, and then click Yes to confirm that you want to send all the items to the Recycle Bin.
My temp folder has subfolders in it entitled .cleanup.tmp , cookies, dll, history, temp folder, temporary internet files, Yahoo and more. It's also got files like drmtemp, instal.dll, msnmusic, setup_wm, and a whole bunch of dlls and setups, and application files. Is this really all supposed to go to the recycle bin?

Edited by kellydgk, 05 April 2006 - 07:58 PM.

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#2 tg1911


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Posted 05 April 2006 - 09:53 PM

Anything in the Temp folder can be cleaned out.
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Posted 05 April 2006 - 10:16 PM

just....throw it away~

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Posted 06 April 2006 - 10:05 PM

You cannot delete files that are currently in use. And if you hold down the shift key while hitting the delete key, you will bypass the recycle bin and permanently delete the files. I select all files and delete, and if it warns me that the file is in use, I hold down the ctrl key and uncheck that file. There are usually four or five files in use (unless you're in Safe Mode) and the rest can be deleted.

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