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    I am trying to solve a problem with Windows Live, which I won't go into at this time. Suffice to say that I cannot access the Office Live Workspace not matter what I do.
    I have deleted all cookies, via the usual inetcpl.cpl, and that did no good, the page is still stuck, now what I would like to do is delete ALL temp files from c:/windows/temp. Is this safe or am I going to regret it if I do?
    Here is a sample screen shot, and I did drill down into some of them and found empty folders.
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    You can nearly always delete anything that ends in .tmp. Don't empty the Recycle Bin for a week or two, just in case there's a file that is actually needed. (I've never had it happen, but that's what I do, anyway.)
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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    The only thing I would add is that I sort by date and only delete temp files older than "today".
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    I have never had a problem after deleting everything in the temp folders. But, as bbearen states simply leave things in the recycle bin for a while if this makes you feel more comfortable when deleting these files. These temp folders can get quite large and consume vast amounts of your HD.
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    Nothing in there is 'needed'. Programs will recreate a file/folder as needed if it's not already there. M$'s 'clear folders' function won't clear out anything being 'hooked' at the moment, so you have to rely on 3rd party programs to fully clean them. I've been cleaning mine, at least weekly, for 12 years with no ill effects.

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