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Ok to delete files in VCenter server temp directory

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I have a Windows Server 2003 that is running VMWare VCenter on it. It was running low on disk space.  The c:\windows\temp folder was getting pretty large, so I moved the contents offline.  I was always told you can move the files in this directory safely.  

However, I did notice most of them were folders that started with the letters VC, which I'm assuming is VCenter.  Was it safe to move these?
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This folder, like the name says, and like you confirm just have temporal information. In the case of VMware/VCenter maybe once you installed the VCenter in that computer or something relate to this application was executed and some files were created there temporally. The files in this folder are used at specific moments, (like an installation, temporal files for a process, etc), later they are not mandatory anymore

It was safe to move it, specially if it was offline. Another good practice that you have followed is that you moved it, opposite to just delete it. You can finally delete them after sometime
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