View Full Version : Can i delete the content of this file?

20-09-2003, 12:23 AM
I'm a win2k user
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp
its hit 600MB so i think it would help a bit

i only use the user Administrator

20-09-2003, 12:27 AM
did i say file i ment folder

20-09-2003, 12:35 AM
If its hit 600MB then your temp folder is not emptying itself.

Do a little check through it and if most of the stuff seems to be installs that you have already install and so-on then deleting it shouldn't hurt.

20-09-2003, 03:32 AM
You will likely be able to delete some of it.

However certain files may be locked and a delete halt might occur where a file is found which cannot be deleted.


1. Try delete around the files which cannot be deleted

2. Delete the files from outside windows where the files are not protected such as a command prompt from boot disk /boot CD for windows 95/98/ME or recovery console in say NT4/2k/xp

Graham L
20-09-2003, 02:11 PM
If they are in a Temp directory, by "definition" they should be removable. The only ones which mustn't be, are (like a swap file) those in use in the current session, and they will be protected from deletion.

20-09-2003, 02:29 PM
Well i think you find that in varying amounts of instances programs when running will use this and the above will prove true