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

Posted on 2004-11-24
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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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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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Eagle6990 earned 160 total points
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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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rubiconx earned 340 total points
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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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