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I seem to have a lot of junk files in this folder. Is it safe to delete these? Also is it safe to delete c://Windows/temp?

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Some programs keep important files in there, surprisingly. If you are interested in freeing some space I'd advise to only delete the files excluding those that were created in the last 24h or so, or the ones you know for sure aren't used by other programs, such as old installers from software you downloaded, etc. You can use software such as CCleaner to do that.

The answers to this question provide ways to do this clean-up safely and automatically.

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Yes you can because some of those old files can become corrupt. So if you delete the entire folder nothing bad will happen. all of the ones that you need the programs will create new ones. And if you cant delete some then a program you are running is running those temp files so just leave those alone. I do it all the time on my users machines that file and c:\windows\temp directory as well.

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Yes you can. Windows already do it for you when you use the Disk Cleanup tool and select Temporary files checkbox.

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