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    Temporary Files- deletion woes

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    Re: Temporary Files- deletion woes

    What do you mean by crashes? Does it freeze up on you? I ran Win98 for along time and never had that problem with Word and I had a lot of Temp Files. What % of your Hard Drive space is left. All your Word Documents that you have created should have been saved in to your Documents folder so if you don't mind uninstalling and reinstalling Word, that might fix the problem if it has become corrupted. This will tell you how to clean up your Tmp& Temp Internet Files even talks about the TMP files associated with Word. Click Here I

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    Re: Temporary Files- deletion woes

    Good install programs will clean up after themselves, some will leave some files in Windows/Temp. Some programs while running utilize the temp directory as temporary storage.

    I regularly (twice a week or so) delete everything in the Windows/Temp folder and have never had a problem with it so far. The question about Word causing crashes might be better answered by searching in the Word forum.

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    Re: Temporary Files- deletion woes

    I delete temp files regularly. And a corrupt one can cause Word to crash or behave strangely. I finally followed a tip to delete temp files late in the boot process, every time you reboot.

    1. Go to the Windows/Startup folder, right click & choose New/Shortcut.
    2. In the command line box, type
    C:WINDOWSCOMMANDDELTREE.EXE /y c:windowstemp
    Change the C: to whatever your drive is.
    3. Hit the Next button. Give this a Name you will not forget -- I use "Delete Temporary Files".
    4. Choose an icon you like -- most of us use the Dynamite one! ;-]
    5. Hit Finish -- and you are NOT quite finished.
    6. Go back to the Shortcut you have just created and right-click on it. Select Properties.
    7. Go to the Program tab and place a check in the "Close on exit" box.
    8. Hit the Apply and OK buttons -- and now you are finished.

    Hope this helps.

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