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Trying to cleanup temp file in windows xp

by stickman1fdb / January 9, 2015 1:02 AM PST

When i try to delete temp files in the temp folder on windows xp it just copies the files, why.

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How are you doing this
by Steven Haninger / January 9, 2015 2:38 AM PST

If you're using your mouse and keyboard to highlight specific files, it's easy to accidentally create duplicates. You'll get something like "copy of xxxxx" placed at the bottom. If you use Edit/Select all and then File/Delete, they should go.

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THAT reminds me of some bad old malware.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 9, 2015 1:07 AM PST
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Vembutech, Your Post Was Removed
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / January 14, 2015 4:17 AM PST

Included in your post was an embedded link which was a direct download.. Basically, for inexperienced users, the link's webpage shows nothing about what is going to be downloaded and it provided an unsafe way to download the program indicated. A simple link to the product manufacturer's website is generally best.

Thanks for keeping it simple in the future.

Grif

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