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Windows 2008 R2 Standard - 45GB of cab_*_* files in C:\Windows\temp

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Hello,

Looking at the cause of low disk space on a Windows 2008R2 Standard, I see that the C:\Windows\Temp folder is full of files named in the following manner:
cab_12768_2, cab_12252_2, etc.  There are a few log files too.

Is this folder content safe to delete?

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

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It is named the "Temp" directory for a reason - unless you at one point had a developer with negative skills, nothing should be in there for long
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Hahaha.  :).  Thanks.  Just wanted a second opinion.  Thanks.
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I have myself run into this many times - a lot of leftover stuff/crud in the Windows\Temp directory.  Every time I see this, I delete those files.  So far, no one has ever called me back and said that they were missing something related to that deletion.
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