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Ramdisk that persists old files

I've got a program that writes a file to disk, then another processes it. Usually this happens within a second or so, so the file is nearly temporary. To avoid disk IO, I write to /dev/shm. However, ...
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Windows TempDirectory in Subdirectory

I have a file that writes constantly to my TempDirectory. I have set the TempDirectory to C:\Users{Username}\AppData\Local\Temp but my files are written to C:\Users{Username}\AppData\Local\Temp \3 ...
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Initialize MySQL database as non-root and run SQL server for testing

I want to do some MySQL-specific testing and need to run a fresh MySQL database as non-root user. I am using Debian Linux and expect one could start the mysql_install_db and other commands as normal ...
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Problems with small OS drive after removing HDD

TL;DR at bottom. Sorry about the length of this. My computer has an SSD and two hard drives. The SSD has Windows 7 and basically nothing else. I moved my default install directory and temp files to ...
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Excel says “No enough memory to create new spreadsheet”

I can't make new spreadsheet in Excel because of low memory but i have 20+ gb on my c drive. In word when starting up, he keeps saying "Can't make file, check var temp" I think there is something ...
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How do I change Windows Installer's temporary folder to my SSD?

Too many times my hard drive begins to act as a bottleneck in speed when installing programs on my SSD. The reason for this is that Windows Installer usually places temporary installation content to ...
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Restoring files from Word 2011 on El Capitan

Due to a software problem in El Capitan several programs can't save content sometimes and crash instead, e.g. Word, TextEdit, TextWrangler etc. I accidentally tried to save a new file I wrote on ...
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I want a command to erase all temp files of all users but i dont want to delete their bookmarks on chrome and firefox

This is the code i am using to erase all the temporary files in the user machines, but i want to make it NOT erase the bookmarks of Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, i already did some research and ...
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Change temp directory where Thunderbird stores attachments when opening them

Using Thunderbird 38.5.1 on Windows, I sometimes double-click on an attachment in a received message to open it. The file is saved to my temp directory (%TEMP%), but I don't want it to be saved to ...
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What's the reason behind browsers re-downloading Internet media content?

You already have most text, pdf html, image, audio and video files obviously downloaded when you are currently reading/listening/watching them on your browser. However, when you want that file to be ...
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cleanup C:\Windows\WinSxS\Temp\PendingDeletes and PendingRenames

Both, the PendingDeletes and the PendingRenames folder within the windows temp folder are about 1GB in size. Is there any save way to empty or delete those folders? C:\Windows\WinSxS >10GB ...
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Software to clean windows junk file [closed]

I'm looking for any free software or way around to clean junk files and make more space available in Windows drive. Using Windows 10
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A lot of MSI###.tmp folders in drive d

I have a problem. When I open drive D: I see a lot of MSI#####.tmp folders I tried to delete them but I got an error: "You must have administrator permissions" Worse, the tmp folders are ...
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Clearing Temp folder in Windows folder on C drive [duplicate]

My c:\windows\temp\ folder contains 18 GB which I seem unable to do anything about. That's getting to be a problem because my SSD isn't that big (100 GB) and it's starting to become too much. I need ...
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Recover xlsx document from temp file

I have formatted one of my PCs, then I discoverded that I haven't done a backup for an .xlsx (Excel 2007) document. I did a recovery using Recuva and I got two files with the name I searched for ...
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Strange files in $Windows.~WS folder

Screenshot of what I am talking about - I have some strange files in the $Windows.~WS folder that are TMP files. The files automatically start downloading whenever I start BITS (Background ...
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How do I remove the 'Windows.Old' directory in Windows 10?

Besides simply right clicking on the file and selecting delete, is there another way to delete the windows.old folder? Manually deleting the folder has proven to be rather tedious as I have to take ...
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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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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 not write to a RAM disk 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 ...