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Is it safe to delete files in my "Temp" folder?

Posted 02 June 2013 - 09:44 AM

I know this is a programming website but if anyone has any insight on this topic it would be very helpful to me.
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Re: Is it safe to delete files in my "Temp" folder?

Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:09 AM

Moving from 'site support' to 'software support'.

Mostly - yes.. that's the whole point of a 'temp folder', right? A single place to drop files that you know you won't need permanently. IF you are concerned (and I think this is on a windows machine, right?) - open up my computer.. right click on your hard drive.. go to properties.. disk clean up.. and select the 'temporary files' and have the OS remove them.
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Re: Is it safe to delete files in my "Temp" folder?

Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:13 AM

Generally, yes, that is why they are stored there. But rather than deleting them yourself it is better to use a tool such as Piriform's CCleaner, or even Windows Disk Cleanup (if you are on Windows) to do the deleting. I assume they can tell if a file is currently in use and will not delete it.

If you did want to do this manually, for some reason, then ensure that all applications are closed before you do this (just as a precaution).
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Re: Is it safe to delete files in my "Temp" folder?

Posted 16 July 2014 - 06:52 AM

It is fine to delete them if you do not need them. It is a great way to speed up your desktop too, and keep your memory free from getting cluttered with junk files. CCleaner is what i've used and will clean registry, and everything else on your memory.
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Re: Is it safe to delete files in my "Temp" folder?

Posted 16 July 2014 - 12:20 PM

View Postandrewsw, on 02 June 2013 - 12:13 PM, said:

Generally, yes, that is why they are stored there. But rather than deleting them yourself it is better to use a tool such as Piriform's CCleaner


CCleaner has a nice registry cleaning tool. I think I will save this discussion point for another topic.

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Re: Is it safe to delete files in my "Temp" folder?

Posted 13 August 2014 - 05:44 PM

Yes, it's safe. I do it regularly to keep my PC running smoothly. I don't manually delete them, I use CCleaner as well.
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