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    Temporary Files - Temp Folder
    How to Clear Vista Temporary Files in the Temp Folder
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    07 Nov 2007
    Temporary Files - Temp Folder

    How to Clear Vista Temporary Files in the Temp Folder

    information   Information
    The Temp folder is where Vista and programs sometimes store temporary files. Sometimes these files are not deleted after Vista or the program is finished with them. This can cause the temp folder to fill up with junk temp files which may cause Vista to take longer to access the Temp folder and create a slight delay.

    This will show you how to clear the Vista temporary files through Disk Cleanup or manually in the Temp folder.
    Note   Note
    The Vista Temp folder is located at:

    C:\Users\(User-Name)\AppData\Local\Temp

    warning   Warning
    While it is safe to delete these files, it is best not to do this while installing or uninstalling anything.
    Tip   Tip
    CCleaner is a free program that is great at keeping the temporary files cleaned up and more.

    EXAMPLE: Vista User Account Temp Folder
    Temporary Files - Temp Folder-temp_folder.jpg




    METHOD ONE

    Through Disk Cleanup
    Note   Note
    Disk Cleanup will only delete Temporary files that have not been modified in 7 days. To clear everything, see METHOD TWO below, or How to Set Disk Cleanup to Delete Vista Temporary Files Less than a Week Old .

    1. Open Disk Cleanup.

    2. Check Temporary files. (See screenshot below)

    3. Click on OK.

    4. Click on Delete Files to confirm the action.
    Temporary Files - Temp Folder-disk_cleanup.jpg





    METHOD TWO

    To Manually Clear the Temp Folder

    Note   Note
    The Temp folder is located at the hidden system folder:

    C:\Users\(Your Username)\AppData\Local\Temp


    1. Open the Start Menu.

    2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type %temp% and press Enter.
    NOTE: This opens the Temp folder.

    3. Delete anything you want in this folder. (See screenshots below step 4)
    warning   Warning
    If you delete the Low folder, it can prevent you from printing from Internet Explorer. To fix this, close all Internet Explorer windows and reopen Internet Explorer to recreate the Low folder. You can also manually fix this by recreating the Low folder in the Temp folder below, open a elevated command prompt, then Copy and Paste the command below in the command prompt and press enter.

    Code:
    icacls %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Temp\Low /setintegritylevel (OI)(CI)low
    Note   Note
    If you receive a File In Use error message while the files are being deleted, then this just means that one of the temp files is in use by a program right now. Click Skip to continue deleting the other files, then close all open programs, and repeat the steps above. If you still receive the message, then restart the computer or logoff and logon, and repeat the process again. (See screenshot below)

    Temporary Files - Temp Folder-file_in_use.jpg
    4. Close the Temp folder when done.
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    That's it,
    Shawn




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    Re: Temporary Files - Temp Folder

    the shortcut through the start menu is damn cool!

    thx man!

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    Re: Temporary Files - Temp Folder

    Hello Nerone, and welcome to Vista Forums.

    You're welcome. Glad you like it.

    Shawn

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    Excellent tutorial Shawn. Keep up the great work

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    Thank you .Joe.

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    Just tried some of your tips and am pleased with the results. Thanks mate!

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    You're welcome Rajah. I'm happy to hear so.

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    Re: Temporary Files - Temp Folder

    When I delete the files inside the Temp folder I can't print from IE after words. Cause the Low FOLDER is deleted .

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    Re: Temporary Files - Temp Folder

    Hi VistaKing,

    Logging off and on, or restarting the computer, will have Vista automatically replace the folder. I will add a note to the tutorial to warn others of this.

    Thank you,
    Shawn

    UPDATE:
    Just close and reopen IE7 to recreate the Low folder.

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    Re: Temporary Files - Temp Folder

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hi VistaKing,

    Logging off and on, or restarting the computer, will have Vista automatically replace the folder. I will add a note to the tutorial to warn others of this.

    Thank you,
    Shawn

    Shawn,

    Let me try that and I will let you know about the results

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