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#1 PDN

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 08:57 AM

Hello

I posted an image of my temp folder.

I have only had one occasion to have an item in my temp folder and that was 'shader' that was part of NVidia. Once I unchecked shader the item disappeared and no harm done.

 

I recently installed an Epson all in one and suspect it is the file.

I no t does no harm but I would like to have a clean temp folder i.

By looking at the path could you tell me any way I can accomplish this? I have tried to follow the path to no avail.

Thank you

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:11 AM

As you probably know, temp files are exactly what they are referred to... temporary.  These can safely be deleted.

 

Please download Temp File Cleaner by Old Timer and save it to your desktop.

1. Save any unsaved work. (TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!)

2. Double-click on TFC.exe to run it.

3. Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.

4.  After Temp File Cleaner has run, click on Exit.


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:34 AM

I did as you said. I am lower level user but it appeared to be a stand alone app. I kept the address however.

Unfortunately it could not clean that item. It seems to say it has to do with the fax with the new machine.

I restarted after it was done.

If I could could find it in the pah maybe I could use an unlocker?

Could you please help me o clear this up and thank you.



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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:47 AM

I don't like it but I read it is likely necessary for the system to run properly so I will leave it.



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Posted 04 July 2017 - 10:01 AM

Edited to delete my post.  Brian's post explains this file and why you may not remove it.


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 10:02 AM

As you have learned, you cannot delete temporary files that are actually in use, and there will generally be a few of these.

 

You may sometimes catch "a golden moment" when one of these "constantly open" files aren't, and they can be removed, but they'll likely get re-created very promptly.

 

Keeping a tidy temp folder free of junk that programs don't tidy up after themselves is a reasonable goal.   Having a perpetually, or even nearly perpetually, truly empty one is generally not.


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 11:36 AM

I am hearing your advice and will follow it. it is the only file I have ever not been able to remove so it faked me out.

I have to wonder about the programming because if all apps did this, it,the folder would be full.

Thank you all.


Edited by PDN, 04 July 2017 - 11:37 AM.


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 12:05 PM

PDN,

 

        For the sake of clarity, all apps definitely don't do this and most don't need to do this.   There are all sorts of clever ways that empty files can be used by certain applications, but those certain applications are in a small minority of applications.

 

        The ones that really need these things "long term" tend to put them in the temp folder because the majority of end users don't even know it exists.  Other stuff, that's very short term, e.g. lock files when you're editing a MS-Word document or have an MS-Access database open, tend to be placed in the same folder as the item in use because they vanish immediately when you exit the program and if someone tries to delete them while they're still working they'll get a warning from Windows that they cannot do so since the file is still in use.


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    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 01:36 PM

As long as it is somewhat normal I am ok with it.

Thank you the clarification.






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