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Can I safely delete all files in my Windows 10 \temp\ folder?

Posted on 2016-07-18
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Hi,

I'm running a Windows 10 Pro system. I'm trying to resolve a connection issue I have with Adobe servers. Can I safely delete ALL files located in my 'temp' folder i.e. C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Temp? I want to make sure there is nothing there that may be interfering with

Advice appreciated.
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It should be fine. As long as you don't have programs running with open files in that folder. I would logon as a different user (admin), then delete that other user's TEMP files from there.
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There are some files (Office and others) that will not delete. Leave these in place. You can delete all others as noted above. Most of them will just come back.

I have gotten used to what comes back and what I can delete.

Admin Tools, Disk Cleanup is a good way to delete old files. Works well. Use it at least monthly.
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Thanks guys for coming back so promptly. You confirmed what I thought.

Cheers
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You are very welcome and I was pleased to assist.
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