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    Deleting .tmp files

    I recently set a reminder to clean up ".tmp" files. Attached screen shot displays the first search results.
    I've been told all ".tmp" files can be safely deleted. Can someone confirm this for me after looking at the attached? TIA <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Deleting .tmp files

    *.tmp or *.~mp can be considered as litter. They should have been removed by the app that made them. Note, though that not all files in your Windows Temp folder are of this type. However, I've never known it cause difficulty to empty the Temp folder evry so often (though sometimes there will be files you can't remove because they're in use.
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    Re: Deleting .tmp files

    Thanks! I was a bit worried because some of Symantec files were from 1998! & I had forgotten about the *.~mp files so I'll clean that litter up as well. <img src=/S/salute.gif border=0 alt=salute width=15 height=20>

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    Re: Deleting .tmp files

    Wow! I found more than 156 .tmp files. I'm hoping this will make a difference.

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    Re: Deleting .tmp files

    One thing you can do if using Explorer to locate and delete them is to sort into date order. Then don't delete the ones with todays date. That way Windoze won't object to you doing it. <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

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    Re: Deleting .tmp files

    Thanks, Mike. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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