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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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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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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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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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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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Cleaning temp folders on Windows

How are the temp folders on Windows supposed to work? On my Vista PC I notice they simply get larger and larger. I presume I'd eventually just run out of space (I'm already getting low because of ...
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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 ...