|By Ken on Thursday, July 26, 2001 - 05:02 pm:|
I've downloaded a couple of freeware Temp Cleaners and am trying to determine which files can be safely deleted. I saw Fank Lavalle's reference to a helpful article in his Dec 13, 2000, reply to Kay, but that site is no longer available. The two file extension types that these cleaners have found and identified as being cleanable are *.TEMP (or *.temp) and *.BAK (or *bak). I gather from the research that I have done in magazine archives that both of these extensions are deletable. But I'm hoping someone will confirm this. (I checked a website that gives extensions and know they stand for Temporary and Back Up). However, both these Temp Cleaning programs identify other types as also being deletable (though none found on my computer), such as *.OLD, *.$ab, *.chk, and *.db$.
Whether the article mentioned by Frank would have helped me, I don't know. However, I am hoping he or another knowledgeable site user will see this and give me the info I am looking for.
|By Josh Lowe on Monday, July 30, 2001 - 12:47 am:|
Yes, all the files you mentioned can be trashed without any problem. You can also delete everything in C:\temp and c:\windows\temp
|By Alex Wilson on Friday, December 28, 2001 - 07:14 am:|
I have several thousand files in the Temp Internet folder but would like to know the correct way to delete them. I thought you took options from the internet browser and choose delete files. This does not delete the files I want deleted in the C/Windows/Temp Internet Files.
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