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removing all temp files

by cshart2 / May 18, 2005 12:10 PM PDT

I have a emachine runs windows me. Can you tell me how I can get to ALL of the temp files to remove them? I know how to go to tools & internet options to clear out those temp files but arent there more that need emptying? Thank you so much,
Carol Swinehart

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Carol, This Is How I Do It
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 18, 2005 2:39 PM PDT
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Thanks Grif and a question
by klonestar / May 18, 2005 3:53 PM PDT

Good info here Grif thanks. On this note will you please see my new post (this forum) on "how can I print context only".

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Thanks so much Grif!!!
by cshart2 / May 19, 2005 4:47 PM PDT

Thank you so much. I really appreciate your help. Carol Swinehart

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Help Grif
by cshart2 / May 19, 2005 5:12 PM PDT

I was trying to follow your steps to clear temp files but this step confused me

Next, you need to clean out all files from these folders. C\Windows\Cookies, C\Windows\History, C\Windows\Temp, and C\Windows\Temporary Internet Files. (On Windows 2000/XP, the folder locations will be slightly different...for example, the "Cookies" folder is located at "C\Documents and Settings\Yourusername\Local Settings\Cookies". Each user will have a separate folder for each of the above and will need to be cleaned out separately.) Start by doing this. After logging on as an "adminstrator" if using Win2000/XP, or logging on normally if using Win9.x/ME, Click on Start-Settings-Control Panel, double
I tried to enter this into the search but it tells me that there is no folder called c\windows\history What am I doing wrong? Thanks again
Carol

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not Grif, but.........
by jonah jones / May 19, 2005 5:39 PM PDT
In reply to: Help Grif

type history in the search box,
on my XP history is in C:\documents and settings\name\local settings


jonah

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Carol, ON Windows ME, Do It This Way...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 20, 2005 3:42 AM PDT
In reply to: Help Grif

As Jonah mentioned, doing a search for History should work, but you might try it this way also:

Double click on "My Computer' on your destkop, then double click on the "C drive" icon, then the "Windows" folder, then the "History" folder. Once the "History" folder is open, click on "Edit" in the upper left corner, choose "Select All"..All the files/folders such as "Today", etc. in the folder should be highlighted. Now click on "File" in the upper left, choose "Delete". Select "OK/Yes" when it asks: "Are you sure?".

There's also a quick way to clear all History but it clears all your Internet Explorer address bar history as well. While in Interne Explorer, click on "Tools" in the upper left, choose "Internet Options". Once that opens, on the "General" tab, click on the "Clear History" button in the lower right portion of the window.

Hope this helps.

Grif

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Thanks again
by cshart2 / May 21, 2005 1:39 PM PDT

I really appreciate you taking the time to help me. I was pasting the folder info in the search box & that's why it wouldn't let me. By just typing history or temp it went right to it. Thanks again,
Carol Swinehart

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