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clean windows 7 temporary internet files

I use internet explorers 9's delete temp internet files option and it does delete files, but there is a hidden system folder at ...
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is there any risk of system failure when placing temp folders in a volatile ramdisk?

There is many info about moving temp folder to a ramdisk is a good idea to increase the SSD life. So, I tested it with my user temp folder and I have no problems, even the ramdisk is volatile. But ...
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create temporary filesystem in a file

How can I create a temporary filesystem on an NTFS drive using Ubuntu Linux LiveCD? I would like to make a temporary filesystem in a file, like a .dmg or .iso that I can mount and modify files on, on ...
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View when cookies or temp files where used last

I was wondering if it is possible to view when a cookie or tmp file was last used by the internet. For example, if the cookie was used yesterday could I see that in properties or log it in a text ...
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Preserving /tmp on reboot

Ubuntu cleans /tmp on reboot. Suppose my system goes down unexpectedly, leaving some somewhat valuable files in /tmp. What can I do when I then restart the system to prevent the /tmp files from being ...
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How to solve problems relating to failure in accessing Temp Folder: C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Temp?

I'm running Windows 8.1 64 Bit. For about two weeks now I've been having problems with many of my program which seem to have been caused by failure to access the Temp Folder ( ...
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how to delete temporary asp.net files at once

I am trying to delete temporary asp.net files from C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Temporary ASP.NET Files and some folders get deleted but for some folders I have to open each folder ...
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Temporary profile being loaded for some users

In one of my domains, I've got 2 users which have been on the network for multiple years. Suddenly, on only 3 of our many computers, they get a temporary profile load when they sign in. One is a local ...
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It is safe delete OSX's /private/var/folders/* at reboot?

Want clean the /private/var/folders/* at the OS X boot, by creating an launchd entry. (AFAIK, the OS X doesn't supports the rc.conf rc.d - everything must be done by creating an entry for the ...
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Is this an accurate strategy for deleting files from C:\Windows\temp safely?

I read today that if you want to delete files not deleted by disk cleanup on Windows 7 in C:\Windows\temp that you should first restart your computer, and then after logging back in delete only files ...
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Is there a generic method to know where is some program storing ongoing (or finished) downloads?

Some Windows programs perform temporary downloads without reporting the storage path they are using. Example for a driver downloader and installer named IObit Driver Booster: Those files are often ...
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WARNING: gnome-keyring:: couldn't connect to: /tmp/user/1001/keyring-Zk1QcF/pkcs11: No such file or directory

I've looked at several of the gnome-keyring-daemon answers and couldn't figure out how to relate any of them to my problem. Whenever I run certain programs (say mutt), I get the above error when I ...
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How can I determine whether it is safe to delete appdata folders in Windows

I use CCleaner to clean the junk files in my computer. I noticed that there are uninstalled applications still listed in the Applications section. How can I automatically identify and delete these ...
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Frequently clearing Windows temp folder causes problems with some apps

I use Radeon RAMDisk for my temp folder on Windows 7. I like to frequently clear the temp folder, so I have the Radeon RAMDisk software set to not save upon reboot, so each time I restart my compute I ...
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Create a directory to web opened files on Mac OS X

I'm using Mac OS X Yosemite on my MacBook Pro and a Firefox web browser. Every time that I open some file on the web, it saves a copy on my desktop folder, even if I'm not interested on keep it. There ...
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Linux: Should I resist temptation to delete files in /tmp?

I sometimes look at the /tmp directory with all those files taking up disk space, and think "maybe I should go in there and do something about it." On the other hand, in my 10+ years of Linux use, I ...
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Why so many windows temp files in win7?

I cleaned them out a week ago and now there are over 200000 new files which took Malwarebytes overnight to scan. I deleted them all and they are back again. 20+ gigs worth! I ran Bitdefender and it's ...
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Having to 'take ownership' of temp install files to install anything

For quite a while I have had problems installing files now. Every time they try to install with files stored in appdata the installer will not have permission to read or write the file in appdata even ...
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How to find out what eats up my hard drive space on OS X?

First of all, I do use Clean My Mac 2, but even so, something is still eating up my hard drive space. For example yesterday I had 27 GB free space, today I only have 22 GB. I haven't downloaded or ...
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How can I disable Windows 7 MSI logging?

I ran CCleaner just now and found that it wanted to free 14 GB from my Windows temp files. I took a look and they are being stored at C:\Windows\Temp, and they are some sort of MSI log file. Google ...
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%temp% folder files delete

In my windows server 2008r2 i was running out of free space I have deleted following folder contents C:\Windows\Temp C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue But when i run %temp% in run ...
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Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed is safe to use?

What does "Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed" setting actually do? Clears files every time when IE closed? Normally in IE when Temporary Internet Files are cleared? Is ...
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There are multiple TEMP* accounts in \Users\ since switching to a limited account

Ever since I switched my normal Windows 7 user account to a limited account (for some reason the default is an admin account ◔_◔), there have been multiple TEMP* accounts accumulating in C:\Users. ...
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Why do some programs can't write to a ramdisk on Windows?

I've created a ram disk under windows using IMDisk. Most programs don't have problems writing to it. But for example, it isn't possible in Visual Studio (2013, currently) to create a project in a ram ...
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Win7 resets HKCU/Environment/Temp and TMP on login

I once had a fresh installation of Win7 on an SSD drive. Bearing in mind what you always hear about write cycles on these things, first thing I did was changing the TEMP/TMP variables of SYSTEM and my ...
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How to move vlc temp folder to ramdisk?

How can i move vlc temp folder to ramdisk or any other location to increase performance? Or does vlc already keep temp files in ram? thanks.
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How to delete the User Temp folder content in a standard way, rather than manually?

Instead of deleting the User Temp files manually, I want to know if there is any Windows standard way to clean the User Temp files in all of the Windows platform?
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Show owner files in Windows

When using Blender, I noticed that the file viewer showed more files than file explorer, even with show hidden files and all the rest enabled. I began to wonder why, and then I noticed that they all ...
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What's windows' reaction if TEMP folder location is removed? [duplicate]

What I'd like to know is what appends if the said RamDisk or the USB SSD is removed? I'm used with moving the TEMP/TMP folder to a faster drive. I used to do it on a RamDisk with a script and now ...
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What is the difference between 'Temporary files' and 'Cache'? [closed]

Is there any difference between Cache files and Temporary files? If so what? And what do each term mean?
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When Windows says, “Unable to execute file in the temporary directory”, where is this “temporary directory” located? [closed]

"Unable to execute file in the temporary directory" pops up when I want to install files. I want to know, when I open an installation executable, to which folder the files from that executable goes ...
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Is it safe to clean temporary files produced by Hudson?

I tried to clean this directory in my vitural machine: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp However, this VM is a Hudson Slave, and I found it full with directories of this ...
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How does Outlook deal with temporary data encrypted with S/MIME?

We are using S/MIME to encrypt messages and their attachments and Outlook as email application. All documents sent in attachment are stored on an encrypted folder and should never be copied anywhere ...
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Windows temp file consume much space

My friend asked me for help with the hard disk space of his laptop that is almost full. I'm about to backup files from this partition to another, but I found out that %system%\temp is consuming too ...
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Why does my %appdata%\Local\Temp folder have almost 100GB in it? If this data is disposable, why hasn't Windows told me?

Hard disk failed. With a little trickery, I was able to coerse the Windows Backup and Restore 320GB VHD drive partition image (which contained only 220GB of actual data) to restore it onto a smaller ...
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Is there any way to force windows updates to use the Temp folder instead of the root of C for installing updates?

I would like to prevent them from even coming up if possible. I don't know why Windows doesn't use the %system root%\temp folder for these. :( Looks like there have been a couple others asking about ...
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XP: What is automatically deleting folders in C:/Documents and Settings/John/Local Settings/temp?

In the following location: C:/Documents and Settings/John/Local Settings/temp If I create any folders, for example I created 5 of them. Within about 5 minutes or less, the folders auto delete. As far ...
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How to schedule automatically clean the temporary files windows? [duplicate]

After few months of usage my pc and laptop slows down. Then i use the utility called the ccleaner and then everything seems fast again. So, i want to know is that is there any utility which ...
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Find which files are touched by a program - Windows 7

I have a third-part library that make a temp file somewhere. I need to find where because I have to give to that folder the correct security properties (now I can run this library only as ...
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Need a script to delete all temp files beginning with ~$

A recent scan on our file server for temp files with ~$ appended to the start of the name produced nearly 1,000 results. These files' "Last Modified" dates go back to 2003 (so they are generally all ...
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7z file manager crashed and left temp files behind

So I did a drag&drop extraction from 7z (windows), which creates temporary files (this was on purpose, as I was extracting to a network share.) Unfortunately, 7z crashed during this process and ...
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When streaming a song, in what folder does the song get saved?

When streaming a song, the song is downloaded and placed into a temporary folder on the computer, that much I know. However, while streaming the media file – mostly from Pandora – I have been ...
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Why does Photoshop generate 32GB of temp files for a 110MB PDF export? [closed]

Today I saved a 90MB PSD file as (Photoshop) PDF file (using "Save As" in Photoshop CS6). Before and after saving, I checked the disk activity details in Activity Monitor on my Mac. It turned out that ...
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Should the TEMP dir be on a separate drive?

I have a new physical drive, with room to spare. I have allocated a spare partition on this drive. Should I have my Windows TMP/TEMP env-var pointing to this partition? On the one hand, it would ...
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Chrome: Save as dialogue creates temp file in download directory, I want to change this location

I've set the download directory for Chrome to be my desktop, but that means that whenever I want to "Save As" it creates a temp file on my desktop until I select the final download destination and ...
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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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In Win7 can both User and System “TEMP” variables point to the same directory?

I know i can do it, but is it a bad practice? It will look like this: (System)TEMP -> E:\TEMP (User)TEMP -> E:\TEMP (System)TMP -> E:\TEMP (User)TMP -> E:\TEMP
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Are we supposed to manually delete the contents of /tmp?

I was under the impression that “old” files in /tmp will be regularly deleted. However, it seems to me that /tmp will just grow as long as it wants to, and nothing will be deleted. Some people say ...
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Where is the Temp folder in OS X?

I am working on a project that stores output files in the Temp folder. In Windows I can search the Temp folder but I don't know the location of Temp folder in OS X. Can you please guide me to the ...
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How to remove temporary files after reboot on Windows?

Ubuntu deletes temporary files by default after reboot, but Windows doesn't. How to make Windows to do the same?