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Cant delete Windows TMP Files

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by moonifa, Feb 4, 2005.

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  1. moonifa

    moonifa Thread Starter

    Nov 16, 2002
    Hello! I am having problems deleting some Windows Temp Files. There are three that absolutely will not delete even when I cold boot or using the search feature and trying to delete them that way. ( sometimes that has worked for me in the past).
    The three files are Jet8B96.tmp, Jet9829.tmp and ZLT04e0c.tmp.

    Can anyone tell me how to get rid of them? I am comfortable with using DOS if necessary. And oh yes, ran Ad-Aware, and AVG and cleaned out registry as well.

    Thank you in advance for your help! Sincerely, Moonifa
  2. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

    Oct 4, 2000
    TMP files are normal in a windows running environment. Any program that needs that use of a temporary file, will create it and keep it open as long as that program is running.
    As a result, it can not be deleted.

    The ZLT file above belongs to ZoneAlarm, and I don't know about the JET files, other than you have an active program that has them open.

    Delete all the other temps and don't worry about these.
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