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to remove .tmp files from windows

hp media center pc m7250n
June 21, 2007 at 21:22:15
Specs: windows xp 2002 media edi, 2.80ghz/1.00 gb

Hello everyone, can someone tell me if it is okay to delete these .tmp files in my windows folder, this folder has like 86 GB of my memory. I understand they are some kind of temp file, but I am nervous about deleting them and screwing up my system. These are not in the internet temp file, they are in the Temp file in windows directory. Can someone help me or tell where to go to find help. THANKS!!!


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#1
June 21, 2007 at 21:27:50

Yes, you can safely delete them. but it's a good idea to do it right after you boot up.

You 'might' find that the system will not let you delete some, that could be files that are in use by some program.


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#2
June 21, 2007 at 21:31:27

So I can reboot and just delete all the files that have a .tmp beside it or do I need to watch for certain ones? thanks for your help.

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#3
June 21, 2007 at 21:58:59

Any file with a .tmp extension is fair game for deleting.

They are supposed to be deleted by the program that creates them when the program exits. But there are lots of poorly written programs that fail to follow the rules. So it's normal to end up with a bunch of useless files in that folder.

Actually 'all' the files in that TMP folder are fair game.


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#4
June 21, 2007 at 22:18:08

THANKS SO MUCH, I am going to try it now and that will great to have all that space back. YOU ROCK & THANKS FOR YOUR TIME!!!

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#5
June 22, 2007 at 08:45:50

You're very welcome!

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#6
June 22, 2007 at 09:49:19

I recommend that you first start with an empty recycle bin. After deletion watch for awile. If all seems well then you can empty the bin again.

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#7
June 22, 2007 at 22:21:03

I removed all these files and now I am having trouble with my Sonic DVD plus recorder. It says the feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable. it ask me to try again or search for an alternative path to a folder containing the installation package 'MyDVD.MSI' in the box below. The box has use source c:\hp\tmp\src\ it keeps bring me back to this.
also in my hardward deview manager my network adapters - item 1394 net adapter was disabled, I enabled it but nothing has changed with the dvd issue. Can you help me out or tell me where to go. This software can on my computer, also I tried to restore to last point and it said nothing had changed and would not let me go back any further. I am not sure what is causing it, please help!!

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#8
June 23, 2007 at 06:16:36

Did you empty the recycle bin?

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#9
June 23, 2007 at 08:43:37

It did it by itself because it can only hold so much and I deleted 80 gb. So it is empty. I am going to try my recovery discs now and see if it will reload the missing info. I will have to see if that works, if not I will be back. thanks

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#10
June 23, 2007 at 09:20:00

Live and learn.

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