Solved should i delete my temporary files?

October 17, 2011 at 22:09:22
Specs: Windows XP

should i delete my temporary files?
when i try to clean up my c drive so i can download more video torrents,
the comp suggests deleting temporary files
this would free up 2,371,003 ( or so it claims ) how will this effect my comp?

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October 18, 2011 at 22:22:46

The Disk Cleanup Utility built into Windows XP takes a long time to analyze "all" temporary files and can take just as long cleaning them up. CCleaner takes moments to minutes doing an analysis and cleanup, plus it includes a wide variety of Microsoft temp areas (otherwise skipped by Disck Cleanup) and non-Microsoft applications.

4th vote for CCleaner.

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#1
October 17, 2011 at 22:54:41

It would give you that much more free space. Not very much. A picture or a program. How much total free space do you have? I have seen downloads that span several dvd's.

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#2
October 17, 2011 at 23:18:56

Hi piazza31,

It is recommended that you should delete those temporary files.

You can also use the CCcleaner to remove the junk files, temp files & junk reg entries effectively.


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#3
October 18, 2011 at 00:49:20

I agree with AmThreat, CCleaner is okay.

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#4
October 18, 2011 at 06:44:39

Best to use the builtin tools like disk cleanup off the accessories/system tools menu. It does the cleanup/delete temp files safely

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#5
October 18, 2011 at 17:57:01

3rd vote for CCleaner - get the SLIM version:

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/bu...

Also, why aren't you deleting the torrent files once you're downloaded the program, game, video, etc that you're pirating?


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October 18, 2011 at 22:22:46
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The Disk Cleanup Utility built into Windows XP takes a long time to analyze "all" temporary files and can take just as long cleaning them up. CCleaner takes moments to minutes doing an analysis and cleanup, plus it includes a wide variety of Microsoft temp areas (otherwise skipped by Disck Cleanup) and non-Microsoft applications.

4th vote for CCleaner.

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