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Windows Temp Folder in My Documents

Posted on 2004-08-20
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C>Documents&settings>my name>local settings>temp is the location I am talking about. I am wondering if I can delete all the files in this folder? I know you can delete all the stuff in the Windows Temp folder, but this one is in this location. Thanks for the help
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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Hello bfeldman13 =)

Yes u can delete all files present in it,,,, infact u shud delete them regularly :)
this folder usually contains the files which an internet application copies on ur hard drive for its installtion !!!!
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by:bfeldman13
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can you change the location where the computer automatically puts these files?
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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hmmmmm u can change the location of C:\Windows\Temp folder but the user temp folder.... i dont think so !!!
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timothyfryer earned 150 total points
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Control Panel>System>Advanced Tab>Environment Variables button>top window is paths for user-bottom window is for machine
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by:tosh9iii
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Actually you can change the location

Download this program, X-Setup Pro, it's freeware and very useful
http://www.x-setup.net/downloads/home.asp?lang=EN

AFter you install it, open>Classic>System>File System>Folders>Temporary>Windows NT/2k/xp/ temp folder
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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lolz..... good one tim, guess i need a good sleep now =\
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by:John Pare
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Generally, any files in here are safe to delete. If anything is currently being used, Windows will complain and not let you delete it. You may want to sort by date - and get rid of anything older than a couple of days. Installation programs will use this folder for things that they must do when you reboot. So be sure to always re-boot your machine just before you start deleting stuff.

~john  aka:jopa
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by:timothyfryer
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Yeah SheharyaarSaahil, you must be slipping.  I'm only 746,870 points behind you so you better watch out.  Ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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by:JamieHurst
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This is a way to edit the paths in the registry of a certain user.

Have a look in the follwing registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

In here you may find what you want.
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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lol tim,,, come on im waiting for u ;-)
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by:JamieHurst
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Actually, I realise I was wrong, tosh9iii is correct.

Right click on My Computer and go to Properties. Select the Advanced tab and click on Environment Variables. In the top box there will be a TEMP setting, just change that.

Jamie
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by:tosh9iii
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Actually it was timothyfryer who suggested the environmental settings, not me.
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