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You can download and use TFC, it might clean more stuff.
3DPGbxe.pngTemp File Cleaner (TFC)


  • Download and execute Temp File Cleaner (TFC);
  • Simply click on Start to launch the clean-up and wait until it completes;
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  • Depending on which processes are running, all your programs will be closed and explorer.exe (your Windows shell) will be killed, it will however be relaunched shortly after so do not panic;
  • There's no log to give for this tool;

 

I've just tried downloading it, but when I click 'open', nothing happens!


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You can download and use TFC, it might clean more stuff.
3DPGbxe.pngTemp File Cleaner (TFC)


  • Download and execute Temp File Cleaner (TFC);
  • Simply click on Start to launch the clean-up and wait until it completes;
    s5yB2E8.png
  • Depending on which processes are running, all your programs will be closed and explorer.exe (your Windows shell) will be killed, it will however be relaunched shortly after so do not panic;
  • There's no log to give for this tool;

 

I've just tried downloading it, but when I click 'open', nothing happens!


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Alright. Let's try something else. Go in the following folder:

C:\windows\Installer.

Do you see files that have a .tmp extension?
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Alright. Let's try something else. Go in the following folder:

C:\windows\Installer.

Do you see files that have a .tmp extension?

I've gone onto my c drive. but I can't see anything that says installer or with a .tmp !!

 


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You might need to enable hidden files. In your Windows Explorer, press on the Alt key to bring up the menus. From there, click on Extras and select Options. Go in the View tab and check Show hidden files, folders and drives. Does the Installer folder shows up after?
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You might need to enable hidden files. In your Windows Explorer, press on the Alt key to bring up the menus. From there, click on Extras and select Options. Go in the View tab and check Show hidden files, folders and drives. Does the Installer folder shows up after?

I've gone onto my internet, but there's no option to select 'extras'! Sorry, I don't mix with technology!!


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This isn't in Internet Explorer. Press on the Win Key + R and copy/paste the command below in it:

RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 7

Then check Show hidden files, folders and drives.
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sorry, yeah I did that but I still can't see the installer!


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It's my bad. Go back in Folder Options via the command I gave you, and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (recommended). Then the Installer folder will show up.
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I managed to access my free AVG cleanup, and it freed up loads of space after deleting loads of temporary files, so I've now been able to delete the items taking up space elsewhere! It seems a lot better now (still not 100%, but at least I can access stuff now!). Thanks for your help, and I'll be in touch if anything else goes wrong!


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No problem. I suggest you to uninstall the following programs.
  • Adobe AIR;
  • AVG PC TuneUp;
  • AVG Security Toolbar;

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Vikster, is it possible for you to create a new thread for your issue? This thread seems bugged I cannot see the last replied and its been going on for a while now.
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