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#1 12x48y


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Posted 24 January 2007 - 07:39 PM

I hope I'm posting in the correct place.

I'm trying to delete my temp. internet files.
and clean up the C drive. I'm running Win XP home,SP2,
512MB ram,2 partitions (I think) 16 gig. on C,drive 99Gig. D, drive.

I found this approach on this board.
Start>run: type %temp% OK.

This brings this folder up

C:\Docume~1\Mark~1.my comp\locals~1\temp

Do I understand correctly that I can delete these files? There's over a gig. of HD space being used.

Some of these folders and files look important.
Some are .bat files, .ini .dll. etc.

I don't want to mess up my computer by deleting something I need.

Any help will be appreciated.

Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Edited by Animal, 24 January 2007 - 07:45 PM.

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 07:53 PM

There are a lot of places on your computer that store temporary files and logs that you can clean safely and may even improve your speed. The program that I and many others use is Ccleaner. The default settings are safe and you can customize it to save the cookies that you need for saving passwords and automatic logins, etc.
Just don't use the "Issues" button which is a registry cleaner unless you make a backup using the program. Also don't use the advanced cleaning features. Not necessary. It is very fast--usually 3 or 4 seconds unless you use the secure delete feature which overwrites 3 or 7 times.
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Posted 24 January 2007 - 08:10 PM

You may wish to use the Windows disk cleanup utility first (in the accessories folder), and then see if you need additional applications or procedures to clean up your hard drive.
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#4 12x48y

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 08:21 PM

Thanks for the fast reply, I'll try the disc cleanup utility right now.
Sorry I posted in the wrong place.

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