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fleamailman

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Hi, I how found out that a search under the below finds more entries than just deleting the temp file

*.tmp,*.chk,~*.*


Is there a way of running this through the run box, since I %temp% or %tmp% just open the temp file, how do I create this then as something I can make into a varyable later then?


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Edited by fleamailman, 02 April 2006 - 06:30 AM.

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Flea, do you have too much time on your hands, or what?

XP uses those temp files to speed up your surfing. In IE, Tools>Internet Options>General tab> temp files Settings
use the slider to designate how many Mb of temp files you will allow before they start to overwrite themselves. By default, it's set pretty high. Mine is at 75Mb with NO problems.

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Thanks Johanna for another new tip, ah but I am still in love looking for a way to exicute a search with *.tmp,*.chk,~*.* from either a variable %--% by run command or shortcut. I have some info but for some reason it didn't work as my Zebidee has been feeling a little under the weather of late so I have decided to do the nice thing and kill him with reinstall, perhaps then he'll listen.

http://www.personal-...ngtempfiles.htm

Edited by fleamailman, 02 April 2006 - 01:10 PM.

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Sorry flea, but dsenette is going to just love this one. :blink: :help: :whistling:
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Yes, he showed me how to make the target into a variable so that it can be launched from run command box so that that much is clear to me, but the idea suggested in the link in the first post here of a oneaction shortcut that deletes all temp files, even those store elsewhere than the temp folder sounds fab(but didn't work for me) since with a little target change one could use it for find all .url, .lnk, etc., so the idea really is two, can a search be exicuteed from a shortcut and can a delete of that search that can be exicuted from the shortcut. Imagine having a USB key and from that being able to this to sick or touchy comps.

btw if someone has the time, and is interested, could they tell me if the shortcut idea in the link above actually works for them since it didn't for me.

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Edited by fleamailman, 03 April 2006 - 12:22 AM.

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are you wanting to automatically SEARCH for all the .tmp files....or automatically DELETE them?
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Ah, my hero, lets be greedy then, both please and can it be done for other exstention like say I wanted to delete all me .url (webpages)

Edited by fleamailman, 03 April 2006 - 04:53 PM.

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i don't know of a way to do it from the command prompt...but i was able to save the search in find....

you run the search...then click on file, then save search...then it saves it as a .fnd file....you said your's didnt work....why not?
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OOOOOHHHH....i did find how to run disk clean up from the command line...which SHOULD delete all tmp files and empty the recycle bin in one swoop (type clnmgr at a command prompt)
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...it didn't work for me originally becaue it seems that I had wanted to infect my comp with malware, probably explaining why in the newsagent the computer mags are always on the top shelf next to the girly ones.
I am trying all out this now, and if I can get it into both shortcut and runbox commands, I will have one for to stick on my key and the other to stick between my ears.

dsenette, you are a real credit to this place then.
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I couldn't get it to work from runbox, but this comp here is french so I will try it from home then.
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OK, I am home it works as she suggested beautifully, I have transfered it to USB key. The idea is create a large control panel inside my USB key so that one doesn't have to go left and right when helping someone on their comp, just pug it in, open up and there they are: msconfig, appwiz.cpl. devmgmt.msc, shutdown, taskmgr, and unteen more then, all in one place and all just a double click away.

Now the only drawback to this last shortcut is that the drive has to be C and only C, but that is good enough because most laptops and comps have only C drive as system. I suppose for two drives I would have to make the delete temp command shortcut on their comp first and then transfer the icon to me key. Thanks dsenette and other for helping me here.
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Flea- is this what you are looking for? :whistling:



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Johanna, thanks, those .msc shortcuts are great saving me a lot of cut/paste to shortcuts. Have you done the .cpl and variables %%, I am updating my blog, also is there a quicker way than going "make new shortcut then cut/paste the command line to them" I suppose copying them from the programs in start is one way, and how does one put zip files on offer like that with one does not have a website, is there a way that I could share my final resulting "all of them in one window control panel" with others here"

Edited by fleamailman, 04 April 2006 - 11:32 PM.

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I suppose one way would be to go start-properties-classicmode-sort, and then copy the entire startup file, but no, one just ends up with an empty file called "start up"

Edited by fleamailman, 05 April 2006 - 12:03 AM.

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