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%temp% and c:\windows\temp questions

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by larryh10000, Aug 19, 2011.

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  1. larryh10000

    larryh10000 Thread Starter

    Oct 23, 2007
    Is it a good idea to run the %temp% and c:\windows\temp commands every month or so, even if your not having any problems, just as a matter of maintenance?
  2. Byteman

    Byteman Gone but Never Forgotten

    Jan 24, 2002
    I'd advise you to use something like this utility, free, we use this a lot here >>> http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/files/file/187-tfc-temp-file-cleaner-by-oldtimer/

    How often to use is up to you, I would think every week or two, based on how much the computer is used.....

    On some I use it almost daily and especially on machines kids here use.


    Also you might benefit from this utility which does a good job with Temp Internet Files and Cookies etc, (deleting Cookies will result in you and
    other users having to manually Log In to your regular web accounts that use logins....so make sure you and they know the usernames and passwords!

  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    I personally use the



    commands(which is quicker and easier than navigating to those temp folders) about once a week to clean out the buildup of temp files.

    I update programs and drivers on a regular basis and do a lot of downloading and deleting, so that's what works for me.

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