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    5 Star Lounger jujuraf's Avatar
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    removing temp files

    Recently I have been noticing quite a few programs hanging for no appearant reason with occasional complaints about disk being full. I found the TEMP folder (normally hidden) and deleted most of the items in it and that seems to have fixed the problems. Is there a procedure to follow to delete these files other than unhiding the folder and doing it yourself? I figured since MS decided to hide this folder (unlike in NT) then they must have provided a tool to dump or purge the files. I haven't found it yet. I just deleted these files a few days ago and now am starting to see some of the the old problems again (where programs that write to the TEMP folder can not and therefore report erroneous errors). There may be other reasons for these errors, but they did go away when I cleaned out TEMP (could be concidence or sun spots or holy intervention).

    Thanx, Deb <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

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    Re: removing temp files

    Start | Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Disk Cleanup

    Select the Drive you want inspected. From the resulting window, you can:

    Remove temporary Internet files.
    Remove any downloaded program files (ActiveX controls and Java applets downloaded from the Internet).
    Empty the Recycle Bin.
    Remove Windows 2000 temporary files.
    Remove Windows 2000 components that you are not using.
    Remove installed programs that you no longer use.

    There are other reasons some applications (erroneously) report a disk being full - if you are getting consistent problems with (e.g.) Word, it may be worth posting it in the appropriate forum.


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