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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Red Boy, Feb 4, 2003.

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  1. Red Boy

    Red Boy Thread Starter

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    I have a shortcut, to my desk top, of my Temp. Int. Files. I delete these Temp. Int. Files every night. It's convenient. However, yesterday I installed IE 6. I had IE5. Anyway, when I went to delete my Temp. Int. Files last night, the only file in the folder was one labeled IE5. So I decided to delete same, since IE6 was operating fine. When attempting to delete, I received the message that this was a system file, and if I delete Windows or another program may no longer work correctly. This, of course, gave me pause. My question: Should I respect this message and just leave IE 5 in this folder on my desk top, or can I ignore this warning and delete without fear. I did create another Temp Int. File which I have placed on my desk top with the accumulated Temp. Int. Files.

    May I have this forums thoughts concerning deleting this IE5 file, which, by the way, I have no idea how it found its way on my desk top inside of the Temp. Int. File.

    Thanks,
    Red Boy:confused:
     
  2. Yankee Rose

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    Hi Red Boy:

    What's the file's extension?

    If it is .tmp, then you can safely eliminate it from the folder as no system file ends in .tmp.

    :)
     
  3. Red Boy

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    Thanks for your response, Jody. However, I cannot identify the file extension. The file just shows: Content IE5. When opening there are five other files contained therein. These are labeled: 4FMPOLCX, 8RABUVEF, K9CBAVWL, SHUJ89MZ and index dat. I underscore that this "miraculously" appeared in the Temp. Int. Folder that I had shortcutted to my Desk Top.

    Red Boy
     
  4. brushmaster1

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    What you're seeing is the temporary internet file structure from IE5. It is safe to delete these files.
    They are, as you say, system files, but if they are still needed they will be created again when you reboot.
     
  5. Red Boy

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    Thanks, Brushmaster. I really appreciate your response. I thought this was probably the case. But good to have someone with your credentials to confirm.

    Red Boy:)
     
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