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#1 PDN

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 03:20 AM

After running %temp% I have always had a clean folder - 10 - 15 years.

Since my Epson AIO printer I have files being used there so they cannot be deleted.

Is this poor programming or is it a new idea  to place permanent files in the temp folder?

I have an average skill level so cannot undertake hard tasks.

Should I live with this or should I reinstall and choose different folders?

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 11:11 AM

Normally the reason you can't delete a file is that it is currently in use.  Have you tried deleting these files immediately after a restart?



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Posted 26 July 2017 - 11:14 AM

They don't take up any significant space and they aren't hurting anything. Don't worry about it.



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Posted 26 July 2017 - 11:34 AM

Technically, they're not permanent files, but they must be constantly present if your printer is in use (and for wireless printers "in use" does not mean "currently printing").

 

You can generally get rid of these if you turn off the printer and reboot to safe mode, no networking, but as Allan has said it best.  These will be re-created when the printer goes back online again so you're never going to be rid of them in any meaningful sense and they take up virtually no space.

 

Using the TEMP folder for this sort of file goes way back, and the folder you show would not normally be visible.  I gather that you've allowed hidden files and folders to be shown, as have I.  Most users would never know these are present.


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 10:15 AM

I will accept it ad thank you for your replies.






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