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smithie 38
30-06-2010, 10:14 AM
Hi folks

I have been reading through Windows Vista forums and came across "How to Clear Vista Temporary Files in the Temp Folder". It was suggested to manually clear the Temp folder you open the Start Menu and in the start search area you type %temp% and press enter.
This resulted in a list ( I estimate about 450) of I presume temp files, starting from a couple in 2001 through till yesterday. These included items in Word, emails and other stuff. Now I use Disk clean up and Crap cleaner on a regular basis. A couple of questions -
(1) I presume it is safe to delete this list and
(2) Why are they still showing even after using Disk clean up and C/C regularly??

Smithie

Speedy Gonzales
30-06-2010, 10:15 AM
If you use anything like firefox / install files after. It'll fill up again

smithie 38
30-06-2010, 10:25 AM
Hi Speedy.

Thanks for your reply. Yes I do use Firefox but sorry I do not know what you mean "install files after" - after what??

Smithie

Speedy Gonzales
30-06-2010, 10:32 AM
When you install files, the install extracts its files into the temp folder. Then it installs. Thats what I mean. So if you remove temp files with ccleaner, then install files, or use any browsers after, the temp folder will fill up again

smithie 38
30-06-2010, 10:56 AM
Speedy, thanks, I comprehend now what you are meaning.

Speedy Gonzales
30-06-2010, 11:42 AM
No probs
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effie c
30-06-2010, 11:51 AM
Hi all,

I too tried that in W 7 and got files dating back to 1991 wherein I was using W98 SE- surely that is consuming h/d space unescesarilly? I got 1 gb space freed up

I share my FF with Internet Ex and suspect I/E is doing something similar

effie c

Speedy Gonzales
30-06-2010, 11:59 AM
98?? You shouldnt get any 98 files, if you did a clean install of Win7. It doesnt matter what browser you use. Most use a cache and most store temp files on the hdd

effie c
30-06-2010, 07:17 PM
Hi Speedy

No I said Windows 98SE
and the files were showing 2001 for one-- and my W 7 as a clean install- but I had a back up of the orevious XP Pro which is where the file must have come from

effie c