Temp Directory

Can I delete my windows/Temp directory worry free? I think I can, but I just want to be sure.
cdc_sickleAsked:
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wsh2Connect With a Mentor Commented:
You can delete the items within it.. very safely (they are temporary by definition).. but do NOT delete the Folder name itself.. as many applications need it. (If the Windows\Temp directory is not found, many applications will default to using the DeskTop and I am certain you don't want strange thingz showing up there).. <smile>.
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cdc_sickleAuthor Commented:
One more thing please. I really need to clean up my hd, and my windows dir is over 800.. Any ideas?
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oldgreyguyCommented:
if you use the system to go on the internet, check the properties of the WINDOWS/TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES folder, you might be surprised how much crap is in there.
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Bobcanfly2Commented:
Disk Defragment.  If you haven't done that in a while, the difference is AMAZING.  Also, go through Add/Remove programs, and remove anything that you don't want or need.  Those are the basics.  ;)
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cdc_sickleAuthor Commented:
im not a newbie at this

i've done all that

isnt their somehting i can do about the 800 meg windows 98 dir?
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rem16Commented:
I'd check to make sure you didn't have numerous unnecessary graphics, video, and sound files in the folder.  Check to see if copies of .jpg, .bmp, .gif, .tif, .avi, .mpg, .wav, etc. didn't get in there somehow.  And sometimes, when I'm in a hurry I accidentally save a file without checking the folder it's being saved to and discover later it was saved to C:/windows.
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zbruskoCommented:
I realze this isn't a big help, but there are quite a few text files in your windows directory.  Many are info on specific Windows things that you most likely already know.  Also, there are a ton of ini files in there too.  In many cases, you may not even have the programs installed anymore that use these.  Sort the folder by type, and look at the ini files, and see if you can get rid of any of these.  So, maybe if you are lucky, that'll get you half a meg!
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smeebudCommented:
How about a nice little free utility called "Easy Cleaner".

It will show you duplicates, Un-necessary files, clean your registry.

It won't delete anything until you tell it to.

http://www.saunalahti.fi/tonihele/

Regards, Bud
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Bud's Win95 Win98 Tips and Troubleshooter
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bobinmadCommented:
Have you checked the c:\windows\options directory - - a lot of systems ahve the windows cabinet files there, and that is about 272MB with AOL and all?

bobinmad

I like my cabs on the hard drive, just in another directory, like c:\98cd or something.
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israelyCommented:
Use Win98 Disk Cleanup.
Launch Windows Explorer, right click on c:, select properties, select Disk Cleanup. Check all the boxes which include Temp IE files, Downloaded Prog Files, Recycle Bin & Temp files. Press ok.
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DaviXCommented:
hey! feel free to delete!! but remmeber! allways create a new one and register it in autoexec.bat
e.g.

TEMP=C:\THISISANAMEOFATEMPDIR\
ok hon?
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cdc_sickleAuthor Commented:
sorry, someone already answered that question before you
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DaviXCommented:
k, np :)) just added some`n ;)
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