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  • Aug 26, 2004, 07:23 AM
    Temporary internet files...
    I read in a PC magazine that deleting the files inside the "temp" folder:


    Would keep the PC running more smoothly. But I never find any files in there. Recently I also found the temporary internet files folder:

    C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files

    I thought the two folders were the same, but there are hundreds of cookies and other things in the folder above.

    Is it OK to empty these folders? I've never done it before eand wondered if emptying them would be good. I thought that cleaning the cache would get rid of all these type of things but obviously not (I am new to PCs so wouldn't know)

    Please reply,

  • Sep 5, 2004, 10:10 AM
    Re: Temporary internet files...
    As it states... Temporary Files, all these files are safe to delete. They only hog space and memory.

    In your explorer bar goto:-

    Tools / Interent Options / [Temporary Internet Files] Delete Files
  • Oct 20, 2004, 04:25 PM
    Yes and No. Yes, you can always delete Temp Internet Files but with the Temp folder, that is not always true. Sometimes, downloaded or installed programs will install portions of the program in a TEMP folder and if you delete the files, then your program may not work correctly. Normally you will be warned before deleting these types of TEMP files. I know that Norton Anti Virus stores needed files in the TEMP folder as I have deleted them before and ended up having to reinstall Norton to get it to work again. Not a common issue but just something to think about when deleting files from the actual TEMP folder.

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