Can I erase everything in my "Temp" folder?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by omegaman20, May 28, 2002.

  1. omegaman20

    omegaman20 Guest

    CAn I erase everything in my "Temp" folder ? even "sys32"?
  2. w0lv3rin3

    w0lv3rin3 The Source Political User

    Barrie, ON
    u can

    u can erase everything in TEMP folder i always doo
  3. i think if u got sys32 in temp folder and u use kazaa. u got a warm that's been around now. check the forum for that.
  4. omegaman20

    omegaman20 Guest

    What forum do I check?
  5. wbeach

    wbeach OSNN Junior Addict

    This isn't for sure or anything, but when you install programs they create a folder to store the installation files.

    At a later date you may wish to modify your installation.

    For example remove or add new files.

    But, if you remove the temporary installation files then this feature may no longer be available to you.

    Kind of like the temp files for the windows installation. (Notice it doesn't ask you for the cd to add new features?)

    It is because some .cab files are stored on the computer in a temp capacity for your windows application installations.

    I believe this is true for programs and how they use your temp folder.

    If you don't want to use this feature then by all means delete this folder.

    Another point though. I think if the folder isn't there it will prompt for the cd if it exists. If it didn't then you gotta reinstall the program.

  6. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

    New York
    Yes, it is safe to delete the contents of both:

    C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temp