clean out windows\temp??
Posted on 2000-03-05
My question is what, (if anything) to do with my apparently bloated windows\temp folder. Win98 occasionally "hangs" or "freezes" on me. Once or twice a week - no big deal. I've heard and read that
housecleaning the windows\temp folder tends to improve stability. Even read recently that all files dated earlier than *today* s/b deleted. Here's a description of the contents of my temp folder: 37 MB, 19 subfolders, many of which are empty, some of which contain folders, and most of which have obscure names. Also about 200 files of various types: exe's, jpg's, htm's, doc's, etc. I recognize some of these as copies of files I have elsewhere (or have deleted), and some are totally unrecognizable. Many of the files have .tmp extension and are 22kb in size; some .tmp's are 0kb.
Obviously, I could look at each file and decide what to do, but I don't have a month to spare ;-). Another alternative is to back up the entire 37MB and delete the entire contents; this frightens me. Or I could just ignore it - I don't presently need the 37 MB of disk space.
Expert recommendation, please?