Paul

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I have a 70 gb hd, that is showing 65 gb used, the temp folder inside the
windows folder is showing 63 gb used with 7 folders and 51 files. Inside the
folder there are only 5 folders and a handful of files. Hidden folders have
been set to visable. Can you delete this folder without corrupting windows XP?
 
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With no applications and or installs running and after restart, you can
delete the files from the %temp% directory.

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"Paul" wrote:
|I have a 70 gb hd, that is showing 65 gb used, the temp folder inside the
| windows folder is showing 63 gb used with 7 folders and 51 files. Inside
the
| folder there are only 5 folders and a handful of files. Hidden folders
have
| been set to visable. Can you delete this folder without corrupting windows
XP?
 
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The Windows temporary folder (typically c:/windows/temp) is your computer's
scratch pad. It's a place to store files that Windows or your other software
only needs on a temporary basis. Once you have rebooted your computer, the
temporary folder's contents are safe to delete. That said, it's always a
good idea to review the contents of the folder before deleting anything;
there may be files in there that you want to keep.

It is highly unusual for the temporary folder to grow to such a huge size.
Windows and applications usually clean up after themselves, so the temp
folder is typically empty or holds just a few files. With a temp folder that
large, I strongly suspect that you have a virus or spyware.

Reboot your computer and clear the temp folder. If it starts to fill up
again, you've got virus/spyware troubles.
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Ted Zieglar


"Paul" <Paul@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I have a 70 gb hd, that is showing 65 gb used, the temp folder inside the
> windows folder is showing 63 gb used with 7 folders and 51 files. Inside
the
> folder there are only 5 folders and a handful of files. Hidden folders
have
> been set to visable. Can you delete this folder without corrupting windows
XP?