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[SOLVED] Temp files won't delete

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by moonifa, Jan 24, 2003.

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  1. moonifa

    moonifa Thread Starter

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    I didn't think I would asking for help again so soon but this is a new one on me. Hope someone has the answer! :)
    I routinely clean my hard drive and I usually do it manually as I am not happy with disk clean up utility. (I have Windows98SE).
    Last night when I went into my Temporary Internet Files folder, there were two entries that would not delete. They were identical and read as follows:
    http://code.newsclicker.com/fast/market.txt

    Now if I tell it to delete from the menu it does nothing. Also if I right click and select delete from the drop down menu, it does nothing. If I try to open it, I get the warning: "Running a system command on this item might be unsafe. Do you wish to continue?

    Timid me always says no, although the properties is telling me it is a simple 1KB text file.
    I recently downloaded Ad-ware and No Ads which are both working beautifully and I recognize the newsclicker as spyware/popup ad.

    Does anyone know how I can get rid of this? Would it cause a problem if I persisted on opening the file? A big thanks to all you who have helped me in the past and I sure hope you can do it again!:D Moonifa
     
  2. mtbird

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    Go to start>shut down. Click on restart in MS DOS mode. At the C:\WINDOWS> prompt, type in...

    smartdrv (hit enter)
    deltree /y tempor~1 (hit enter)

    After it is done deleting, type in exit or hit your ctrl/alt/del to restart your computer.

    This will delete your TIF folder and it will be recreated once you reboot.


    Debe
     
  3. moonifa

    moonifa Thread Starter

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    Thanks mtbird!! Worked like a charm. What little I knew I have pretty much forgotten, but I never did learn about smartdrv or related commands.
    By the way, the tbird part doesn't refer to a love of Thunderbirds does it? Just curious. My husband and I each have one. :cool:
    Anyway, thanks for you knowledge and expertise! Moonifa
     
  4. mtbird

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    Glad we could help :)
    Although I love T birds......mine refers to my parrot "matey" :)


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