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Questions tagged [temporary-files]

A (often short lived) file, automatically created for reasons like storing data that no longer fit into memory, for inter-process communication or to save state for possible crash recovery.

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How to stop Windows creating unknown alphanumeric folders in my external drive?

I posted similar question and accepted an answer as Visual Studio installation can left behind these files as documented but there is more to it. I haven't installed any Microsoft product but I keep ...
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Windows 10 displays 54.4GB of temp files, but only 3GB can be cleaned

After looking at my storage use in Windows 10, I noticed that a lot of storage is taken up by temporary files. According to Settings, about 54.4GB is being used. However, Disk Cleanup only shows 3GB -...
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How did I end up with these unknown folders/files on my external drive?

Here is snapshot of my external drive. I never store any files directly in its root folder yet I have bunch of files eula.###.txt and others for example install.exe and similar files. How did they get ...
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Move Linux tmp folders

I have Mint 19 installed on a fairly old machine, where the performance isnt great. I was able to move the swap partition to a ZFS pool with these instructions. However, I want to move the /tmp and /...
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Are the files opened with the photos application of Windows 10 temporary stored anywhere?

I'm saving some designs in a virtual drive with an encryption software. When the virtual drive is off, sometimes the photos can still be opened by clicking them in recent files and they are opened in ...
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How do I recover files from a (deleted) temporary profile in Windows 10?

In the process of changing my username on my Windows 10 computer, I logged on as a temporary user. Out of ignorance, I moved all my important files to the default profile folder (which of course was ...
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Change location for Microsoft Office ~$ temporary files

When we open a Microsoft Office spreadsheet or document, generally a temporary file with the name starting with "~$" is created near the main file. If we can't turn off this behavior, is there a way ...
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Removing temporary internet files from Windows 10

Hello Superuser community, I have to work with Windows 10 and am in dire need of some disk space. Thus, I'm trying to use the cleanup tool to free some space. Unfortunately, I'm not able to delete ...
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LibreOffice creates tmp file every save

When opening a LibreOffice document on a remote share, the title bar says "Title.ods (remote)", and whenever I save the document a new temporary file is created, with a name like ~gvfry9s.tmp. I ...
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Automatically being logged out, and then logged into as SYSTEM

It had the typical new user profile, Windows 7 Home Premium base desktop backdrop, all icons base, and base taskbar. My running apps remained open, unchanged. Found this particularly odd, clicked the ...
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Temp files sc.kernel.X.etl are generated weekly and take over several dozen of gigaoctets

[EDIT : Opened the files in the event logger] It seems that the error are logged really often : Error 15003 seems to be a driver error, though no yellow ! shows up in the peripheral manager. - <...
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What folders count as temporary folders?

What folders count as temporary folders for calculating the disk space used up by temporary files in Windows 10? (System->Storage in Settings) So far, I know about: C:\Windows\Temp C:\Users\USERNAME\...
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Running %temp% goes to file in Users folder

Recently, I built a .bat file to delete temporary files and ran it. The code for it is: @ECHO OFF color 0f echo -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -...
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Is it safe to delete files with extensions containing non-alphanumeric characters?

I was working with Eagle 4.16r2 (Yes I know its old), and when I work on my project in it, I happen to save my work frequently as files with extensions .brd and .sch. I just did a backup and now I ...
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C:\SYSTEM.SAV filled with suspicious files. Can I delete this folder?

I tried going through my C drive (SSD) to clean up files as I was running out of storage on it, and I found a folder called SYSTEM.SAV. It's a hidden folder in full caps. In there I found logs about ...
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How to prevent Emacs from writing temporary .# files?

My Emacs writes temporary files which start with .#. For example when I am ediging foo.cljs Emacs sometimes creates a .#foo.cljs file. How to prevent this? Background: I am using Spacemacs for ...
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Downloading directly to external hdd, strange behaviour on local disk

I am trying to download directly to an external hdd, and I have noticed strange behaviour. I'm on windows 8.1. Let's say I have 500mb of free space left on my local disk and wish to download a 1gb ...
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Location of TEMP folder resets randomly (Windows 7)

since I don't have a lot of free space left on my C:\ drive, which is the default location of my TEMP folder, I changed it to my other drive via environment variables. But for some reason it keeps ...
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Where is a directory that will delete it's files on shutdown in Windows 10?

In Unix-like systems, generally /tmp is wiped on shutdown (there are some exceptions to this, but most of the time you can rely on this). Is there a directory in Windows 10 that can guarantee this ...
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15GB of Android ADB files in tmp folder

Hi so I've noticed my HD space is running out rather quickly on MacOS and after a quick search I've found a 15GB temp folder at /private/tmp/android-alex with lots of similar files names like ...
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Deleting tmp files on a windows 7 network

I work as an IT techinician in a company that has roughly 600 Windows 7 laptop, distribuited in 8 countries. We use Microsoft SCCM 2012 to manage the clients. We have a recurring problem with the ...
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Avoid syncing of Microsoft Office temporary files in Google Backup and Sync for pc

Is there a way to avoid syncing of Microsoft Office temporary files with names starting with "~$" in the new Google Backup and Sync client for pc? I have tried this new client, but it seems this old ...
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Temporary files are 481 GB but hdd has only 500 GB storage

Hi Guys today I want to delete the unused files on my computer --> so i ran the in build tool. enter image description here and there i have the option to delete my temporary files but it is not ...
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Temp folders getting created on C:\ Drive

Every days there is X numbers of empty temp folders getting created on my C:\ drive. Empty temp folders Deleting them manually doesn't help because they keep getting created. How can I find out ...
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bash trap in background functions

Calling a function in a script in background - using '&', the function is called in a subshell. When the function ends, the subshell ends, with an exit status. I would like to trap the exit signal ...
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DeleteOnReboot.bat in temp folder

I have just taken a glance in my %temp% folder, and have found a file called DeleteOnReboot.bat. I would not expect to see this sort of thing there, and on inspection with notepad, I can see it ...
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How to clean windows as if restarted?

Is there a way to make windows run as or almost as fast is if first started but without the need to restart it ?? I was thinking there must be a way of deleting all the junk and tmp files, cleaning ...
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Windows 8.1 Blue Screen Clearing Temporary Files with Disk Cleanup

Every time I run Disk Cleanup as an admin (therefore deleting system files) and check the Temporary Files box it finishes fine but when I restart the computer it blue screens says Boot critical file ...
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How much disk space is required for importing a 180MB mp3 file into Audacity?

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 and Audacity 2.1.2. I would like to split a 180MB mp3 file (that is several hours of audio) into smaller chunks (chapters). The drive I am working on has about 5GB of free ...
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How can I find temp files associated with an application?

I am running an application that is supposed to read files from an hard disk but I see on Activity Monitor on Windows 10 that a lot of activity is taking place on another hard disk. How can I find ...
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USB hardddisk disconnected while copying a big file

I was copying a big file (20GB) in my USB external harddisk. But because of a problem in my USB port, the connection suddenly cut off. And copying process is naturally interrupted. Now I compare the ...
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CCleaner doesn't include username\AppData\Local\Temp for cleaning

Does anyone know why CCleaner doesn't include username\AppData\Local\Temp for cleaning?
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Purpose of FXSAPIDebugLogFile.txt in Windows 7 temp folder?

Many Windows 7 systems have the file FXSAPIDebugLogFile.txt in a temp folder. The file cannot easily be deleted while Windows is running. When trying to delete the file using standard procedures, ...
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Does the OS (CentOS) clear the temporary files automatically?

Does the OS (CentOS) clear the temporary files automatically and what is the difference between /tmp and /var/tmp ? If the system clears these files automatically, how can I change the TTL ?
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Path to TEMP-Folder won't change

I have changed the path of my TEMP-Folder to D:\TEMP by setting the environment-variables TEMP and TMP accordingly (using the UI under System->Advanced Options -> Environment Variables). However, if I ...
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Temporary files of Chrome in OS X Yosemite

I don't find any "Google" file at "Library/Caches", nor I found "Chrome" file at "ApplicationSupport/Google", so the given answers for finding temporary files don't work for me. Does anybody know of ...
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What happens to a cancelled download in Chrome?

What happens to a download started in incognito mode when you cancel it? Does it get deleted? Or is there a temporary file somewhere?
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Manually remove temporary files windows 10

So currently I have 11.7GB of temporary files on the disc where Windows is and I already tried to remove them using the graphical interface (Control panel → System → Storage → Disc &...
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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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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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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 C:\Windows\...
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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 being ...
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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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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 ...