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Deleting temp files

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Gordon Biggar

#1
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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Badger

#2
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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Gordon Biggar

#3
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
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> 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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Chase

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#4
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
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
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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Gordon Biggar

#7
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
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>
> 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/styles/vista/buttons/reputation.gif
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Camper

#8
"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+

#9
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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Chase

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#10
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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Gordon Biggar

#11
"So simple, even a child can do it."

Thanks for the lead.

GB



"Nil" <rednoise@newsgroup> wrote in message
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> 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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Gordon Biggar

#12
Does %temp% refer to any temp folder, or is this a specific folder?

GB

"Americano" <guest@newsgroup-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> Gordon Biggar;1254458 Wrote:

>> 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.
>
>
> --
> Americano
>
> *Trying the Same Thing Over, and Expecting a Different Result =
> Insanity*
> http://www.vistax64.com/images/styles/vista/buttons/reputation.gif
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#13
On 15 Apr 2010, "Gordon Biggar" <colonel_biggs@newsgroup> wrote
in microsoft.public.windows.vista.general:

> Does %temp% refer to any temp folder, or is this a specific
> folder?
One specific folder. Type SET at a command prompt to see where it is.
You will also find a TMP variable that might point to a different
location.
 

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John Jay Smith

#14
On 4/15/2010 2:55 AM, Gordon Biggar wrote:

> 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
ccleaner
 

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Chase

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#15
On 15 Apr 2010, "Gordon Biggar" <colonel_biggs@newsgroup> wrote
in microsoft.public.windows.vista.general:

> Does %temp% refer to any temp folder, or is this a specific
> folder?
One specific folder. Type SET at a command prompt to see where it is.
You will also find a TMP variable that might point to a different
location.
In other words; yes, it is a separate folder than the temp's. :)
 

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#16
I use ccleaner and you dont have to use the registry cleaner bit if you dont want to, its a separate procedure.
Re deleting prefetch folders, ccleaner deletes old ones (tho not sure how old) and Ive been told that you shouldnt delete the recent ones.
 

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#17
On 16 Apr 2010, Lin894 <guest@newsgroup-email.com> wrote in
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> I use ccleaner and you dont have to use the registry cleaner bit
> if you dont want to, its a separate procedure.
> Re deleting prefetch folders, ccleaner deletes old ones (tho not
> sure how old) and Ive been told that you shouldnt delete the
> recent ones.
There's really not much good reason to delete the Prefetch files unless
you are about to defrag or something. They will just be re-generated by
Windows at its first opportunity.
 

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