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Windows XP HDD full of Tmp Files

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by BigJohnJ, Mar 30, 2010.

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  1. BigJohnJ

    BigJohnJ Thread Starter

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    Hello.

    I hope this is in the right place. If not please move it.
    Question is, I have a Dell 2400 that I am trying to clean up.

    The HDD is full of tmp files, Listed as POS7C53.tmp numbers increase with each file.
    they are all around 7kb in size and are taking up almost 40gb on the HDD. Can I delete these files without doing any damage to the operating system?

    I searched Google and did a search here on the forum but found no info on these files


    Disk Cleanup will not touch them so will have to be deleted manually.

    Thanks for your help.

    John
     
  2. Bernardo

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    Delete anything ending in .tmp
     
  3. bilcheri

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    I like ccleaner but am wary of using the registry cleaner portion of it.

    It has good default settings- they can be unchecked if you want to keep your internet history for example-

    http://www.ccleaner.com/

    tip: click download/wait-direct to another page- then scroll down to bottom select 'other builds'

    then download the 'slim' version- no stupid google toolbar:)
     
  4. Bernardo

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    I recommend NO registry cleaners.
     
  5. BigJohnJ

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    Thank you all for the advice. I will delete all the tmp files. I have used CCleaner in the past but perfer to do any removal manually I just wasn't sure about all the tmp files on the C drive. Any ideal how this machine might have gotten that many tmp files on it?
    They are all dated 4/5/08.

    Thanks again for your help.

    John
     
  6. Megabite

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    When is the last time you cleaned out your temp folders?

    What is the exact file path where you found them?
     
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