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Temp Folder Riddle

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by buckaroo, Dec 18, 2001.

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  1. buckaroo

    buckaroo Thread Starter

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    This is probably easy, but I'm confused. When I use Disk Cleanup (98SE), it will show nothing in the "Temporary Files", yet if I check the Temp folder under Windows in the directory there's plenty of stuff there. What's up with that?

    I'm thinking since Disk Cleanup apparently doesn't touch that folder. should I leave those files in the Windows Temp folder alone? Can these files be safely deleted?

    Thanks for any insight.
     
  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Yes they can. Preferably the next day after startup.
    That way no files will be in use.
    It's just temporary junk.

    Windows leaves hidden tempfiles alone, and I think it also ignores some items.

    Everything there can, and must occasionally, go.

    Good luck,
     
  3. buckaroo

    buckaroo Thread Starter

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    Appreciate the reply. I'll be cleaning out the Temp folder as you noted.
     
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