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Temp folder .log files - Vista

by giddne / June 14, 2007 11:38 PM PDT

I see that there are 2 Temp folders - c:\windows\temp and c:\users\user\app data\local\temp.

First folder has many log files, ie: lpksetup-20070615-001124-0.log probably from each time I restart. Here is a copy of the latest data:

00:11:24:649 : DEBUG: _wsetlocale returns: English_United States.1252
00:11:24:774 : DEBUG: Cleaning working path in a new thread
00:11:24:899 : DEBUG: Failed to remove directory C:\Windows\TEMP\lpksetup with error 3
00:11:25:352 : License "Kernel-MUI-Number-Allowed" queried, value: "1"
00:11:25:602 : PERF: Enumerating installed languages - ENTER
00:11:25:789 : LanguagePack en-US created.
00:11:25:852 : type: MUI
00:11:25:977 : identity: Microsoft-Windows-Client-LanguagePack-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~en-US~6.0.6000.16386
00:11:26:102 : cab file: (null)
00:11:26:258 : DEBUG: Microsoft-Windows-Foundation-Package is not a language type package
00:11:26:383 : DEBUG: Microsoft-Windows-HomePremiumEdition is not a language type package
00:11:26:695 : DEBUG: Microsoft-Windows-NetFx3-OC-Package is not a language type package
00:11:26:836 : DEBUG: Microsoft-Windows-NetFx3-OC-Package is not a language type package
00:11:26:961 : DEBUG: Microsoft-Windows-Printing-XPSServices-Package is not a language type package
00:11:27:149 : DEBUG: Package_1_for_KB905866 is not a language type package
00:11:27:274 : DEBUG: Package_1_for_KB925902 is not a language type package
00:11:27:399 : DEBUG: Package_1_for_KB929399 is not a language type package
00:11:27:524 : DEBUG: Package_1_for_KB929685 is not a language type package
00:11:27:649 : DEBUG: Package_1_for_KB929735 is not a language type package
00:11:27:805 : DEBUG: Package_1_for_KB930178 is not a language type package
00:11:27:930 : DEBUG: Package_1_for_KB930857 is not a language type package
00:11:28:055 : DEBUG: Package_1_for_KB931099 is not a language type package
00:11:28:180 : DEBUG: Package_1_for_KB931573 is not a language type package
00:11:28:305 : DEBUG: Package_1_for_KB932818 is not a language type package
00:11:28:461 : DEBUG: Package_1_for_KB936825 is not a language type package
00:11:28:586 : DEBUG: Package_for_KB929123 is not a language type package
00:11:28:711 : DEBUG: Package_for_KB931213 is not a language type package
00:11:28:836 : DEBUG: Package_for_KB931768 is not a language type package
00:11:28:961 : DEBUG: Package_for_KB932246 is not a language type package
00:11:29:086 : DEBUG: Package_for_KB933566 is not a language type package
00:11:29:211 : DEBUG: Package_for_KB936824 is not a language type package
00:11:29:461 : PERF: Enumerating installed languages - LEAVE
00:11:29:586 : INFO: There are no languages to cleanup
00:11:29:711 : PERF: RestorePointEnd - ENTER
00:11:29:899 : PERF: RestorePointEnd - LEAVE
00:11:29:961 : DEBUG: Cleaning working path in a new process

Note the fourth line down addresses removing this directory which contains this file. Should I do this?

Is this log file normal, OK? Is this where the file should be placed?I always try to keep my system as clean as possible, and fine tune as necessary.

The other temp folder seems more like the typical one to me - WPDNSE (media player) - defender log file - user.bmp etc.

Thanks for the help.

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It's fine...
by John.Wilkinson / June 15, 2007 3:20 AM PDT

* The first temp folder is for installations that apply to the system as a whole, such as Windows updates, while the other pertains directly to your user account.

* Yes, that is an example of a typical log file. It's designed to provide details that can be helpful in diagnosis of problems, should they arise.

* No, I would not advise carrying out any actions listed in the log file. It may not have needed removal in the first place (sometimes a failure is a good thing), and it may no longer apply now. (The contents may now require it be left alone.)

In general, you can remove older temporary files but should leave more recent ones in case a problem occurs or they are needed to complete a task, sometimes one that can only be performed following a successful reboot. That's why programs like CCleaner only delete temp files more than three days old, just in case. Regardless, they can be ignored until/unless you encounter a problem.

Hope this helps,

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Thanks again John
by giddne / June 15, 2007 3:43 AM PDT
In reply to: It's fine...

Your like my PTA - Personal Technical Assistant

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