Is it safe to delete the content of c:\Documents and Settings\<username>Local Settings\Temp

Posted on 2004-11-24
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Is it safe to delete the content of c:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Temp.

What might happen if I delete the content of this folder? I suspect there are som spyware hanging around in this folder.
Question by:pcpaasche
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    Expert Comment

    Hello pcpaasche =)

    its perfectly safe to delete this folder's contents,,, infact its recommeneded that you empty this folder once a week as this folder contains just the temp files downloaded from internet while browsing or installing the programs from internet! :)
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    Assisted Solution

    You can also use the Disk Cleanup wizard to get rid of more than just the "Temp" files, including the Recycle Bin and Temporary Internet Files.
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    Accepted Solution

    Actually, deleting the folder's contents manually can cause instability with the system!  It is much better to use the Cleanup wizard mentioned by Eagle6990.

     Hold the WinKey and press E
     Right click on the C: drive (C:)
     Select Properties at the bottom of the menu
     Click Disk Cleanup



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