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Are All Temp Files Safe To Delete?


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Just ran my regular friday morning scan disk check on my pc, and it found a few problems. As I was watching the scan, I saw it was dumping a whole load of temp files into the same folder that holds the Spyware Guard program.
When scan disk was finished, I'd lost about 7 gb of space. Whent looking for it to discover that same Spyware Guard folder full of about 12 gb of .tmp files. :tazz:

Is it safe to wipe these to free up the space? Also, any ideas as to why it chose to dump the files where it did? :)
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If the folder ends with .tmp you can delete them, I would advise you get Cleanup which deletes all temp files. What program did you use to scan your disk? I can't see why it put them there.
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It was Windows scan disk that you access through properties. Every thursday night I set it up to start when I turn the pc on friday morning 'cos for some reason it'll only let me do it at start-up.

I'm currently zipping the files up to store them just in case but it's taking forever. Shall I stop that and just straight delete or should I use this cleaner prog that you mentioned?

I ran TuneUp utilities after the scan disk, but it didn't find them. If I hadn't had been watching the screen while it was scanning, I would never have known where to look for the missing 12 gb!

Still wondering how it got to be that large an amount of temp files too? :tazz:
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Don't zip them up you don't need files that end in .tmp run that program that I sagested, it will delete what you don't need.
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Well I ran cleanup and it's removed loads of stuff, so thanks for that.

One problem though...it seems to have done something to the interface of both ie and outlook express. OUtlook has come off worse-it's lost all its dividers, all the buttons and seperaters have gone black and it looks a right mess! :tazz:

I've gone through all the options in view but it hasn't helped. Nothing has actually changed in the options since before I ran cleanup, so I've not really got anything to change.

Any ideas?
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I don't think cleanup is to blame, you did say that scan disk find some corrupt files so read Tweak 6 here and tell me if it fixes it.

Edited by Michael Buckley, 07 October 2005 - 05:32 AM.

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ok just about to try that.

should i shut down any running processes ( ad-aware, anti-vir etc) first?
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No just follow the Tweak. I hope that it works.
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Everything I've checked so far is as it should be, so cheers for that! :tazz:
I still have no sound in Flash player though. Really thought this may have fixed it! :)
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http://www.softpedia...installer.shtml

download the above flash uninstaller and then reinstall flash player...had a guy who had a similar issue and we had to reinstall an old version of flash player (7.0), but at the moment I cannot find the old version anywhere
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I have a feeling it may be the uninstaller I've already used:

http://www.geekstogo...und-t68186.html

but hey, I'm at the stage where I'll try anything five times! :tazz:
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http://www.macromedi...cfm?id=tn_14266

then download version 7 after the cleaning
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