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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

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    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. 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. Craig Stevenson

    Craig Stevenson
    Premium Member

    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?

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  4. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Nope that will do for now :) So its safe to clean those up?
  5. Does this apply to win xp too?