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wright3279

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When I run the clean up utility (accessories/systems tools) I always get Webclient Publisher Temporary Files - 4,800 KB. And even tho it's checked to be deleted, they are still there after deletion. Why aren't they deleted?
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I think that is the leftover parts. Please Correct me anyone if i am wrong ! :tazz:
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If you really want to get rid of temporary/backup files on your system, then I suggest you download and run CleanUp!. When you install it just hit the CLEANUP! button and it will do a standard cleanup. Please note that this will also delete your cookies, so you will have to re-input any login/passwords that you have for certain websites the next time you visit them. It's no biggy, just make sure you know what they are! :tazz:

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If you really want to get rid of temporary/backup files on your system, then I suggest you download and run CleanUp!.  When you install it just hit the CLEANUP! button and it will do a standard cleanup.  Please note that this will also delete your cookies, so you will have to re-input any login/passwords that you have for certain websites the next time you visit them.  It's no biggy, just make sure you know what they are! :tazz:

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I tried that and other cleaner programs I have. Always shows 4,800 kilobytes.
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Do you have any kind of website making software on your computer? Or software to maintain a website? It's possible that you have a service enabled, or program running, that always has this amount of space set aside for it. I'm trying to research this, if I find anything I'll post it here. In the mean time take a look around at the programs you have installed and the services that are running on your machine.

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wright3279,

Go to START-->RUN and type in: services.msc

Once in the SERVICES window appears, scroll down and see if there is a service labeled PUBLISHER. If there is, double-click on it. Change the STARTUP TYPE to manual and click the STOP button. Do the same for the WEBCLIENT service.

I don't think there will be a PUBLISHER service I'm im 100% positive there is a Webclient Service.

If you notice anything that is abnormal after you set this service to manual, then just reverse the previous steps to re-enable it, but you shouldn't have any problems.

Let me know if this gets rid of the 4,800KB.

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*EDIT* You'll need to reboot your computer before trying Disk Cleanup again.

Edited by Fenor, 04 October 2005 - 09:40 PM.

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wright3279,

Go to START-->RUN and type in: services.msc

Once in the SERVICES window appears, scroll down and see if there is a service labeled PUBLISHER.  If there is, double-click on it.  Change the STARTUP TYPE to manual and click the STOP button.  Do the same for the WEBCLIENT service.

I don't think there will be a PUBLISHER service I'm im 100% positive there is a Webclient Service.

If you notice anything that is abnormal after you set this service to manual, then just reverse the previous steps to re-enable it, but you shouldn't have any problems.

Let me know if this gets rid of the 4,800KB.

Fenor

*EDIT* You'll need to reboot your computer before trying Disk Cleanup again.

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I disabled WebClient under msg.services. I no longer see the files when I run the clean-up utility. Maybe they're still there, but not showing. Oh well, wasn't hurting anything anyway.
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Turning off WebClient deletes them it is the same with some other services you stop them and some files get deleted, they are recreated when you start it again. If you are so desperate to get rid of 4.8mb do you what some other tips?
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Turning off WebClient deletes them it is the same with some other services you stop them and some files get deleted, they are recreated when you start it again.  If you are so desperate to get rid of 4.8mb do you what some other tips?

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Not desparate, just curious as to why it started showing up to undeletable when I used to delete it.
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Not desparate, just curious as to why it started showing up to undeletable when I used to delete it.

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They aren't undeletable, You DO DELETE them when you use the cleanup utlity, Windows just remakes them because those files are needed for the WebClient Service.

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They aren't undeletable,  You DO DELETE them when you use the cleanup utlity, Windows just remakes them because those files are needed for the WebClient Service.

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But the WebClient service always showed up on Disk Cleanup before and always went to 0 I after I run it. Let's let it go. There's always things happnning that I wonder about. Like now when I right click on the desktop area, the option to not show any icons is gone.
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