Can't delete all temporary internet files

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bewilson

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I tried to delete all my temporary internet files in (C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp) and there is a folder named "AAWTMP" that had 0 bytes and 15 folders. When I go to delete it it says it can't delete "146A41" because the directory is not empty. What gives?
 

bewilson

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tried them both and still cant delete the files out of the "temp" & "temporary internet files". Any other ideas?
 

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AAWTMP is the folder adaware uses when it scans to examine files so make sure adawre isn't running when you do it

do it this way as you can't delete temp internet files manually from localsettings/temp

Download pocket killbox from http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/killbox.exe & put it on the desktop where you can find it easily

Then on killbox top bar press tools/delete temp files and follow those prompts and say yes to everything

then as some of the folders you need to delete may be hidden do this:
Open Windows Explorer & Go to Tools > Folder Options. Click on the View tab and make sure that "Show hidden files and folders" is checked. Also uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" and untick "hide extensions for known file types" . Now click "Apply to all folders"
Click "Apply" then "OK"

then go to C:\windows\temp and select EVERYTHING and delete it all and then do the same for C:\temp if it exists

1) Open Control Panel
2) Click on Internet Options
3) On the General Tab, in the middle of the screen, click on Delete Files
4) You may also want to check the box "Delete all offline content"
5) Click on OK and wait for the hourglass icon to stop after it deletes the temporary internet files
6) You can now click on Delete Cookies and click OK to delete cookies that websites have placed on your hard drive
 
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