When do you remove TEMP Files?


Old 02-06-01, 05:30 PM
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When is it safe to delete all the temporary files located in the TEMP directory (folder) under Windows? How do you know which ones can be removed since Windows is running and may be using some of them?
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Old 02-06-01, 05:55 PM
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If your not in the middle of installing anything you can remove them anytime. If windows is currently using one of the files it wont remove it.
Old 02-13-01, 04:04 AM
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Usually by closing all open programs and documents, windows will be able to delete all of them.
Sometimes I'd prefer shutting down in MS-DOS mode and delete the contents from within DOS environment.
Old 02-15-01, 01:03 AM
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aka009 gave you the answer. Just delete them. Windows won't let you delete a file it is using. Even if it did, it would create another one when you atart the app. again.

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