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Re:Ok To Delete Temp Files? In short? Yes.
One of the ongoing concerns is that the current and past Microsoft offerings still require you to maintain the system.
While this may be just fine for seasoned computer users that want to know what is that and how is that done and more, many people want to check email and get web content without having to deal with this.
Jay, There Is Something Strange About What You Are Saying...
I try to keep the "C\Documents and Settings\YourUsername\Local Settings\Temp folder" free of .tmp files and other unnecessary files that can locate themselves there. For most users, you can clean out that particular folder of all files as long as you haven't saved some personal documents there.
That said, I've NEVER seen the "Temp" folder contain 30 GB of file space used. I've seen the "Temporary Internet Files" folder and the "Temp" folder contain large numbers of files, but unless there was a problem, they shouldn't use that much space. Have you been able to determine why so many files were placed in that folder on your WinXP computer?
Hope this helps.
Re:Jay, There Is Something Strange About What You Are Saying...
Maybe this had to do with the DVD writer I recently installed to replace the CD-ROM? I have been placing DVD files on the Hard Drive in order to burn them to DVD-R. Once done, I delete the file. I noticed the Hard Drive fillup was happening around this time. But none of the Temp files I deleted seemed related to video files.
Also: I recently initiated a Hard Drive backup, then aborted it after about 5 minutes. Could saved files have been placed in Temp?
Oh well I'm a newbie as we know
Thanks for all the input! It is appreciated!
Jay, Yep, That Is Completely Possible...
Many DVD and CD writers will place the saved image files in the Temp folder. Since they are extremely large files, they would take up space in a hurry.