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  1. Pat C

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    Can someone out there guide me through deleting my temp files the quick , safe and easy way.
    thanks
     
  2. buck52

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    Temorary Internet files...

    control panel>internet options...click on delete files

    here's a program that will help clean up temp internet files, history files Spider ..it will also clean out your cookies but you may want to keep some of them so either delete then one at a time or you can get a cookie manager.

    buck
     
  3. Pat C

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    Thanks Buck, but I need to know about the temp files not the temp. computer files not the internet files
     
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    oops! screwed up the last thread. I need to know about the temp computer files not the temp internet files.
     
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    Pat C

    Do a find files and folders using *.tmp...you can and should delete any of these files periodicly.

    or with explorer you can look here C:\Windows\temp...in the right pane you can highlite and delete

    buck
     
  6. Gram123

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    You can also delete any files that end:

    ~*.*
    or
    *.chk

    Some of these (or *.tmp files) may not delete, because they are currently in use. Try and delete all of them, and then try and delete any that are left over one by one.

    Gram
     
  7. Pat C

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    Thanks for the help.
     
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    ps- its best to do this in safe mode if you find more than 100 files because i can gaurentee that 30 of them will be in use.In safe mode, most of the programs that would use these files are not running and you should be able to delete most of them without a hassle. Also ensure that your computer is being shut down properly because every time you do not fully turn off your computer(such as in a power failure, power down, or 3 finger salute), there are tons of temp files that are left on the computer that will drastically slow down the system.

    You can also direct Windows where to put your system temp file by adding a line in the autaexec.bat file that reads:
    Set Temp=c:\myfolder
     
  9. Pat C

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    hope this works eddie.
     

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    It works :p

    Okay, is this in your TEMP folder? Looks a lot, but then you did say ~66MB.

    It seems strange that they are all in that folder, especially the folders. Is the location c:\windows\temp

    I'll just get some confirmation about that lot, unless anyone else answers before me

    Back soon

    eddie
     
  11. Pat C

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    Okay in case you're doubtful this is how I got it . Run... then c:\windows\temp.Is that the right folder?
     
  12. eddie5659

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    Hiya

    Well, not the usual way, but a way. :)

    Okay, if you go to Start | Find Files and Folders and type in the following. You must type in exactly, so you may want to copy:

    *.tmp,~*.*,*.chk

    You must type it exactly as it appears above---double-check it to make sure it is exactly right.
    The Look-In box should have (C:) in it (or other hard drive).
    The Include Subfolders checkbox must be checked.
    Hit Find Now.
    When it has completed searching, hit Ctrl-a to select all of the files that appeared and hit your delete key. Delete all files you possibly can, even if you get a warning. If it will not allow you to delete certain files, try to delete all of the other files in the list. Send all the files to the recycle bin. Close the Find Files box when youÂ’re all done

    We'll sort the other stuff out soon

    eddie
     
  13. beach51

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    Hi Pat,Another way to delete all the temp files,Is through Dos.Go to Start>Shutdown>Restart in Ms-Dos>At the c:\prompt type,

    smartdrv (hit the enter key for all the commands)
    deltree/y tempor~1
    deltree/y history
    deltree/y cookies
    deltree/y downlo~1

    exit

    Notice the space between the y and the start of the commands.These commands will remove all temp files and folders.Windows will recreate new ones when you reboot.
     
  14. Pat C

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    Hi Beach, Thanks for the info. I have just one question. When I restart in dos it comes up c:\windows .Do type from there or get just the c: prompt. Thanks.
     
  15. beach51

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    Pat,you want just the c:\prompt
     
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