Temp Folder

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by tengcm, Nov 15, 2002.

  1. tengcm

    tengcm Guest

    Ok, maybe the question is quite silly but i really wanna know.

    C:\Documents and Settings\User nama\Local Settings\Temp

    Is it free to trash the files in temp folder ???

    Thanks
     
  2. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    u can delte all the files in there that it will let u. i sometimes find 1 or 2 wont delete but all the rest r fine,there just crap xp stores such as tempary word files etc.
     
  3. allan

    allan Guest

    Yes, of course it is. But if you've just installed a program wait until you reboot - sometimes programs need the files they put in your temp folder to complete the installation on the next boot.
     
  4. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    ^^good advice
     
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    So turn off those automated temp file cleaners or you'll find out what allan is talking about. :eek:
     
  6. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    here's the easiest way to bring up this folder;

    widows key+r

    paste this in

    %temp%.


    sweet
     
  7. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    that is sweet

    you can also change it's location as well
    My Computer / properties / advanced
    environment variables

    :cool:
     
  8. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    2z, you suggested moving this file a while ago, and I just got around to it...excellant tip, having easy access to this file.

    It's one of the latest posts in the favorite tweaks thread.

    I also show how to actually save flash animations, and gifs that have no right click option to save on that last post.

    I put the folder in my desktop, then made the icon transeparent, for securitys sake

    anyway, another way to move the file is;

    tools, internet options, settings, move
     
  9. allan

    allan Guest

    That changes they Temporary Internet Folder, not the default system Temp folder. TwoZ is correct, the way to do that is in Environment Variables.