Solved Items in User Application Data Local Temp Folder should I delete?

Ari94

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I got windows vista home premium 32 bit (Japanese)

I noticed in the User Application Data Local Temp Folder there are a lot of items.
What are they can I delete them?
I did use CCleaner some single entries got deleted while others remain there.

Any help in this regard will be appreciated.
 

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Madhur B

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Hi Ari94,

Temporary folder is a directory used to hold temporary files. Many operating systems and some software automatically delete the contents of this directory at boot-up or at regular intervals.

You can delete the files from Temp folder. There would be certain files which may not be deleted, this is happens when the files are in use. Please follow detailed instructions to delete the Temp folder: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/104637-temporary-files-temp-folder.html

Please revert back for clarification.
 

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pengipete

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Unless you are trying to cure a specific problem - don't bother. Removing them will gain you nothing and can cause problems. Using a reputable app like CCleaner occasionally should be safe - but unless you are very sure that you are not deleting important files, leave them be.

Cleaning TEMP folders used to be common practice when hard-drives were very small and very expensive - these days, it's just best to let them do their thing in peace.
 

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Ari94

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:confused:Already deleted files. Hope there will be no problems.
Thank you for reply.
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Unless you are trying to cure a specific problem - don't bother. Removing them will gain you nothing and can cause problems. Using a reputable app like CCleaner occasionally should be safe - but unless you are very sure that you are not deleting important files, leave them be.

Cleaning TEMP folders used to be common practice when hard-drives were very small and very expensive - these days, it's just best to let them do their thing in peace.
 

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Ari94

Member
Thank you for help and link.
I have deleted files and hope everything will be fine.

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Hi Ari94,

Temporary folder is a directory used to hold temporary files. Many operating systems and some software automatically delete the contents of this directory at boot-up or at regular intervals.

You can delete the files from Temp folder. There would be certain files which may not be deleted, this is happens when the files are in use. Please follow detailed instructions to delete the Temp folder: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/104637-temporary-files-temp-folder.html

Please revert back for clarification.
 

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pengipete

Member
:confused:Already deleted files. Hope there will be no problems.
Thank you for reply.
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No worries.

The sort of problems it may cause are usually minor and temporary because that folder may contain logs and files that programs want to use. In general, the worst that might happen is that some application may do something a bit weird - like asking you check for updates when you only did it an hour ago or your backdrop or user-account icon may change. It's possible that some badly-written program may have stored something there that was a bit more important - but that's very unlikely.

I'd recommend just using CCleaner at it's default settings for clearing TEMP files etc - it's always proven reliable and safe for me. Even then, I really only use it because I like to remove unwanted cookies and and browsing history. Clearing TEMP files is mostly pointless and unnecessary - really only needed as a possible cure when some old program leaves garbage behind that interferes when you try to update or reinstall.
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Samsung NP-R510

Ari94

Member
:confused:Already deleted files. Hope there will be no problems.
Thank you for reply.
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No worries.

The sort of problems it may cause are usually minor and temporary because that folder may contain logs and files that programs want to use. In general, the worst that might happen is that some application may do something a bit weird - like asking you check for updates when you only did it an hour ago or your backdrop or user-account icon may change. It's possible that some badly-written program may have stored something there that was a bit more important - but that's very unlikely.

I'd recommend just using CCleaner at it's default settings for clearing TEMP files etc - it's always proven reliable and safe for me. Even then, I really only use it because I like to remove unwanted cookies and and browsing history. Clearing TEMP files is mostly pointless and unnecessary - really only needed as a possible cure when some old program leaves garbage behind that interferes when you try to update or reinstall.
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Thank you for reply.
Even though I had deleted files and did not notice any strange thing but after reading your this post I have returned deleted items from Trash Bin.
 

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