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Deleting temp files

  1. #1


    Gordon Biggar Guest

    Deleting temp files

    I recently deleted some 2,000+ files from my Windows\Temp folder. I
    remember - back in my Windows 2000 days - I set up a batch file that
    executed on boot-up from the Start-up folder that deleted such files. What
    would the equivalent procedure be for Vista Home Premium (64-bit)? Am I
    able to duplicate that former procedure? Are there other temp files that
    are created that I should be aware of for deleting purposes?

    If I am unable to locate that former batch file, what is the appropriate
    command line for deletions?

    Gordon Biggar
    Houston, Texas


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  2. #2


    Badger Guest

    Re: Deleting temp files

    Try downloading - CCLEANER
    It will delete all kinds of temp files and others.
    You can also set it up to run at startup.

    "Gordon Biggar" <colonel_biggs@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:#ZRfR4C3KHA.4540@newsgroup

    > I recently deleted some 2,000+ files from my Windows\Temp folder. I
    > remember - back in my Windows 2000 days - I set up a batch file that
    > executed on boot-up from the Start-up folder that deleted such files.
    > What would the equivalent procedure be for Vista Home Premium (64-bit)?
    > Am I able to duplicate that former procedure? Are there other temp files
    > that are created that I should be aware of for deleting purposes?
    >
    > If I am unable to locate that former batch file, what is the appropriate
    > command line for deletions?
    >
    > Gordon Biggar
    > Houston, Texas

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  3. #3


    Gordon Biggar Guest

    Deleting temp files

    I note that the application does some registry cleaning, which procedure a
    number of folks in this forum recommend strongly against. Can this be
    bypassed?

    GB

    "Badger" <jerrymcm@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:OwfpPdE3KHA.556@newsgroup

    > Try downloading - CCLEANER
    > It will delete all kinds of temp files and others.
    > You can also set it up to run at startup.
    >
    > "Gordon Biggar" <colonel_biggs@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:#ZRfR4C3KHA.4540@newsgroup

    >> I recently deleted some 2,000+ files from my Windows\Temp folder. I
    >> remember - back in my Windows 2000 days - I set up a batch file that
    >> executed on boot-up from the Start-up folder that deleted such files.
    >> What would the equivalent procedure be for Vista Home Premium (64-bit)?
    >> Am I able to duplicate that former procedure? Are there other temp files
    >> that are created that I should be aware of for deleting purposes?
    >>
    >> If I am unable to locate that former batch file, what is the appropriate
    >> command line for deletions?
    >>
    >> Gordon Biggar
    >> Houston, Texas
    >

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    Re: Deleting temp files

    You can also delete temporary files through the following procedure:


    • Press the Windows key + R
    • Type:
      Code:
      prefetch
    • Press ctrl + A
    • Press shift + delete

    After you have cleared the prefetch folder you can repeat the process with the
    Code:
    temp
    and
    Code:
    %temp%
    folders.

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  5. #5


    Guest

    Re: Deleting temp files

    del %tmp%\*.* /s /q



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    "Gordon Biggar" <colonel_biggs@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:%23ZRfR4C3KHA.4540@newsgroup

    >I recently deleted some 2,000+ files from my Windows\Temp folder. I
    >remember - back in my Windows 2000 days - I set up a batch file that
    >executed on boot-up from the Start-up folder that deleted such files. What
    >would the equivalent procedure be for Vista Home Premium (64-bit)? Am I
    >able to duplicate that former procedure? Are there other temp files that
    >are created that I should be aware of for deleting purposes?
    >
    > If I am unable to locate that former batch file, what is the appropriate
    > command line for deletions?
    >
    > Gordon Biggar
    > Houston, Texas

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  6. #6


    Nil Guest

    Re: Deleting temp files

    On 14 Apr 2010, "Gordon Biggar" <colonel_biggs@newsgroup> wrote
    in microsoft.public.windows.vista.general:

    > I recently deleted some 2,000+ files from my Windows\Temp folder.
    > I remember - back in my Windows 2000 days - I set up a batch file
    > that executed on boot-up from the Start-up folder that deleted
    > such files. What would the equivalent procedure be for Vista Home
    > Premium (64-bit)? Am I able to duplicate that former procedure?
    Yes.

    > Are there other temp files that are created that I should be aware
    > of for deleting purposes?
    Yes, lots. It's safest to use Windows' own Disk Cleanup utility:

    <http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Delete-files-using-Disk-Cleanup>

    Ccleaner can find more stuff you might consider expendible.

    <http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner>

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  7. #7


    Gordon Biggar Guest

    Deleting temp files

    I am not familiar with the Prefetch folder. It has about 200 files in it,
    all created within the last few days, but nothing older than that. Somehow,
    these files must be self-deleting, or deleted on a time basis.?

    GB

    "Americano" <guest@newsgroup-email.com> wrote in message
    news:1aa2a121227d9293783facf5f23afef5@newsgroup-gateway.com...

    >
    > YOU CAN ALSO DELETE TEMPORARY FILES THROUGH THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE:
    >
    >
    > - Press the *Windows key + R*
    > - Type:
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > prefetch
    > --------------------
    >
    > - Press *ctrl + A
    > *
    > - Press* shift + delete*
    >
    > After you have cleared the prefetch folder you can repeat the process
    > with the
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > temp
    > --------------------
    > and
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > %temp%
    > --------------------
    > folders.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Americano
    >
    > *Trying the Same Thing Over, and Expecting a Different Result =
    > Insanity*
    > http://www.vistax64.com/images/style...reputation.gif
    > -*don't forget to say thanks, tip my scales!*-

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    Camper Guest

    Re: Deleting temp files


    "Gordon Biggar" <colonel_biggs@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:uTaW7rE3KHA.4336@newsgroup

    >I note that the application does some registry cleaning, which procedure a
    >number of folks in this forum recommend strongly against. Can this be
    >bypassed?
    >
    > GB
    >
    Yes.
    Camper


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    +Bob+ Guest

    Re: Deleting temp files

    On Wed, 14 Apr 2010 22:22:53 -0500, "Gordon Biggar"
    <colonel_biggs@newsgroup> wrote:

    >I note that the application does some registry cleaning, which procedure a
    >number of folks in this forum recommend strongly against. Can this be
    >bypassed?
    >
    >GB
    You can easily set the options in ccleaner to leave the registry as
    is. It will clean out lots of stuff you don't really need. Be sure to
    pay attention to the settings if you don't want to remove things like
    MSIE history and such.


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    Re: Deleting temp files

    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Biggar View Post
    I am not familiar with the Prefetch folder. It has about 200 files in it,
    all created within the last few days, but nothing older than that. Somehow,
    these files must be self-deleting, or deleted on a time basis.?

    GB
    I clear my prefetch, temp, and %temp% folder everytime I turn on my computer. I also run a Piriform CCleaner cleaning, as well as the registry issues scanner.

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