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Can I delete ALL Temporary files?

by letmrun / April 23, 2004 8:19 AM PDT

In doing some routine maintenance I came across some info that said to delete all temporary files in addition to Disk cleanup.
Follow these instructions:
Delete *tmp files - (temporary files)
*Start/Find/Files or Folders
*Search for files or Folders named *.tmp
*Look in: C:,D: etc.
*Once Files have been found you can delete them all.

I had to type in *.tmp for the file name, and the search found well over 500 TMP Files. Is it safe to delete all those files?.....it's never been done before and I've had this computer since Nov. 1998. I do run my Maintenance Wizard every 3-4 weeks.
Thanks.

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Re:Can I delete ALL Temporary files?
by Tufenuf / April 23, 2004 12:30 PM PDT

Yes, It is safe to delete those .tmp files. Prior to deleting them restart your computer then delete those .tmp files.

Tufenuf

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Re:Can I delete ALL Temporary files?
by Bob G / April 23, 2004 1:49 PM PDT
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Re:Re:Can I delete ALL Temporary files? / Bob, is CC safe on......
by tobeach / April 27, 2004 4:46 PM PDT

machines with Adaware (clean library?) Nero (what files?) What about cookie control permissions in Mozilla? I,m a little concerned about over cleaning such as log files containing error indications. Do you have these programs? Have dwnld'd CC , but since have reg cleaner and everybody (Adaware & Spybot already seem to have their lines in there) I wonder...Reassurance would encourage me to install. Does it have a back up cache if something necessary needed to be replaced? Does it have an uninstaller incl? Thanks for spreading your knowledge! Happy

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Re:Can I delete ALL Temporary files?
by CharleyO / April 28, 2004 2:57 PM PDT

You might also try Internet Sweeper. It's a free program and will clean out a lot of hidden junk you don't really need. Happy

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