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#1 Cavicchi

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 10:26 PM

I changed the Local Settings folder under my name so it's not hidden. Does anyone know if it's safe to delete the entries in the Documents and Settings/Local Settings/temp folder?

#2 elconejito

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 10:41 PM

there shouldn't be anything in a temp folder that's important unless you put it there. I emphasize the word "shouldn't"...

#3 bennt

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 10:46 PM

I changed the Local Settings folder under my name so it's not hidden. Does anyone know if it's safe to delete the entries in the Documents and Settings/Local Settings/temp folder?


It's my standard practice to delete the contents of that folder during system cleanup/tuneup, and I've never had a problem. Sometimes there will be stuff in there that can't be deleted cause it's currently in use.

#4 Cavicchi

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 10:56 PM


I changed the Local Settings folder under my name so it's not hidden. Does anyone know if it's safe to delete the entries in the Documents and Settings/Local Settings/temp folder?


It's my standard practice to delete the contents of that folder during system cleanup/tuneup, and I've never had a problem. Sometimes there will be stuff in there that can't be deleted cause it's currently in use.


Do you use a utilty for your cleanup/tuneup?

#5 Cavicchi

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 11:22 PM

I forgot to ask one other question. Can I safely delete the entries in Windows/temp folder?

#6 Quaiboy

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 11:07 AM

I forgot to ask one other question. Can I safely delete the entries in Windows/temp folder?


That would also be a yes, as long as something important hasn't been put in there by mistake. You may wish to transfer the files in that folder to a temp location, reboot and make sure nothing is wrong before deleting. Standard disclaimers apply.

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#7 elconejito

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 12:14 AM



I changed the Local Settings folder under my name so it's not hidden. Does anyone know if it's safe to delete the entries in the Documents and Settings/Local Settings/temp folder?


It's my standard practice to delete the contents of that folder during system cleanup/tuneup, and I've never had a problem. Sometimes there will be stuff in there that can't be deleted cause it's currently in use.


Do you use a utilty for your cleanup/tuneup?

i use cleanup to be found here: http://www.stevengou...ftware/cleanup/

Never had a problem with it. If there is a better option out there, I'm all for it. I used to manually dig thru my temp folders and delete stuff. Now i just do it every once in a while when I'm really bored...

Edited by elconejito, 20 January 2006 - 12:15 AM.

#8 HMTK

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 12:14 PM



I changed the Local Settings folder under my name so it's not hidden. Does anyone know if it's safe to delete the entries in the Documents and Settings/Local Settings/temp folder?


It's my standard practice to delete the contents of that folder during system cleanup/tuneup, and I've never had a problem. Sometimes there will be stuff in there that can't be deleted cause it's currently in use.


Do you use a utilty for your cleanup/tuneup?


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#9 threevok

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 01:06 PM

The keyboard works for me as well. I have 2 folders C:/Temp and C:/Temp1.

I then alternate the directory for temp files in environmental variables between the 2 folders and delete all the files in whichever folder was not specified before the last reboot.

The deleted file are conveniently located in the recycle bin should problems arise.

#10 fhblee

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 01:54 AM

Yes, I regularly delete my temp folders and re-create them (easier than highlighting all the files). But in order to be able to delete everything, you must be logged on as a different user. Otherwise, Windows will report that the files are in use.



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