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Automatically deleting 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Temp'

I'm trying to find a way to automatically clean/delete the temporary files from C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Temp\ at shutdown/boot on my Windows XP Professional x64 SP2 machine. 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?
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Where does Internet Explorer keep downloaded files that are merely “opened” on Windows 7?

I decided to open a file instead of saving it, made lots of changes saved many times, but when I closed it, I realised I couldn't find it anymore. I'm hopping the file is still here, but can't find ...
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Is it safe to change %TEMP% and %TMP% to a custom location?

I have an SSD drive that is nearly full and I'm looking for options to free up space. I noticed C:\Users\myusername\AppData\Local\Temp has several gigs of data. Is it safe to change the User ...
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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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Unable to set read-only property on temp folder

I'm trying to make the \documentsettings\user\temp folder as read only to prevent files from writing files into it ( I have reasons to do so). But I've tried all the basic methods of doing so, from ...
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Avoid Powerpoint(/Word) 2010 creating temporary files in working directory

When opening a temporary file, Powerpoint 2010 usually creates a temporary, hidden file called ~$filename.pptx in the same directory. This is undesirable, since it can cause unnecessary activity with ...
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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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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 launchd)...
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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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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 ...