Disk Cleanup is a built-in tool in Windows to delete temporary files that are safe to delete.

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Can I delete the the folder C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\?

There is a new folder full of installers located at C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\. I believe this is from visual studio 2012 RC. Does anyone know if I can delete these GB of data without ...
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When running `rm -rf`, is it possible to exclude certain subdirectories?

I routinely use bind mounts to aid in making space available in multiple locations without having to have multiple logical volumes / physical partitions / LUNs, etc. For example, I may have a 200G LV ...
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Is there any software for cleaning Windows' temp folder?

Is there any software for cleaning Windows' local settings / temp folder? With no installing, not many options, just a simple, nice interface with buttons to do what's needed and which wouldn't ...
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Windows Disk Cleanup: “Compress old files” option

Should I check "compress old files" option while performing disk cleanup on Windows XP? What are the pros and cons? Likewise, there is another option in Local Disk Properties window: "Compress drive ...
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where are “temporary files” cleaned by Windows 7 Disk Cleanup?

my disk cleanup seems unable to delete lotsa megs worth of "temporary files" that it sees, even after I went and deleted contents of various temp folders I found myself. I would like to try delete ...
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Is there a way to know what the Windows Disk Cleanup utility will delete?

When I run the Disk Cleanup utility that's built into Windows 8, it tells me that it can free up 53GB by deleting 'Temporary Files'. However, a CCleaner analysis on default settings only finds about ...
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Windows 7: What is \Windows\Temp?

Trying to figure out where all the room on my new laptop went I found over 90GB eaten up by my c:\Windows\Temp directory. None of these files I recognize and many seem to have not changed in months. ...