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Which Temp folders are safe to delete in Win 7?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Bram, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Bram

    Bram
    Ezekiel 25:17 Staff Premium

    I want to create some free space on my harddisc. I notice several temp folders in Win 7 that contain GB of files. Do i really need those?

    Which folders are absolutely safe to delete?
     
  2. Jim Cole

    Jim Cole
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    You are able to delete anything that is in the systems temp folder if you are not actively using any other program. The name TEMP is meant to be just that TEMP :)
     
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  3. I regularly (every few days) clear out C:\Windows\Temp and C:\Users\YOURNAME\AppData\Local\Temp if they are the ones you mean?, some programs may also add (IIRC it's usually older programs that aren't fully Win7 friendly) something like C:\Temp which I delete if the program that created it is not currently running. Do you have others in mind?

    HTH
     
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  4. Bram

    Bram
    Ezekiel 25:17 Staff Premium

    Nope that will do for now :) So its safe to clean those up?
     
  5. James Chant

    James Chant
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    Does this apply to win xp too?