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sc0ut
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

sc0ut
20-09-2003, 12:27 AM
did i say file i ment folder

hamstar
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.

Captive
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.

Solutions:

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.

Captive
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