Windows Temp Folder problem

December 8, 2009 at 02:28:41
Specs: Windows XP
i am using windows xp service pack2,i got a
strange problem my c: drive capacity is 39gb
but its space of 17.2gb was occupied by
C:\WINDOWS\Temp folder and this folder
contains some files such as
PR76(4.48gb),PR15A(2.34gb) can i delete
these files ? will errors occur if i delete these
files ? how can i free the space in C: drive
Pls help me
thanks !

See More: Windows Temp Folder problem

Report •


#1
December 8, 2009 at 03:15:39
It is safe to delete temp files.
use this utility. It's safe & easy

http://www.ccleaner.com/

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


Report •

#2
December 8, 2009 at 07:07:53
thanks ! richard59 but i could only free 2gb space with that tool
and those files PR76(4.48gb),PR15A(2.34gb) still remain in the
folder after using the tool..
can i delete directly ? will errors occur if i del directly ?
can u help me ?

Report •

#3
December 8, 2009 at 07:14:15
Do you download and/or burn movies? Those files may be the setup files for a burn.

Report •

Related Solutions

#4
December 8, 2009 at 07:16:42
Maybe you will or maybe you won't get error message. There is no guarantee. The files PR76(4.48gb),PR15A(2.34gb) are not recognized by google. If no error, great. If error message pops up, it may be due to some program you installded that is linked to it for something.

<EDIT> Othehill could be right. Deleting these files would easier if you highlight the files then delete them using CTRL+DEL to bypass the recycle bin.

i_Xp/Vista/W7User


Report •

#5
December 8, 2009 at 07:46:03
yes,i am downloading games and burning them with daemon
tools and installing necessary files and also uninstalling
unnecessary files but some of those files such as
PR76(4.48gb),PR15A(2.34gb) still remain in the c:drive and
these files are ' temp ' type with no extension.
are they related to operating system ?

Report •

#6
December 8, 2009 at 08:56:40
I don't think any files related to your OS are anywhere near that big.

If there is no file extension then the default settings for Ccleaner may not be marking them for deletion.

You also may have the default (dumbed down) setting in WinXP to hide file extensions for common files.


Report •

#7
December 8, 2009 at 15:40:59
Some of your utilities may be holding these files open so they can't be deleted. Try coming up in safe mode and delete them.

Report •

#8
December 9, 2009 at 11:05:49
I've deleted C:\Windows\Temp as a whole (directory + content) and I haven't seen any issue. I of course recreate the folder straight after deletion. Run deletion only if no major program is running, or before shutdown/reboot of machine.

If you are not sure, move the entire contents of that folder, to another place (or make a backup on CD/DVD), and when you are sure you have a full copy, delete the folder. Then restart Windows.


Report •

#9
December 9, 2009 at 11:06:49
Indeed, as Wanderer says : some file may be locked ... no problem, if these files appear to be only small ones. Don't bother about them.

Report •

#10
December 12, 2009 at 11:42:16
Thanks for richard59 and all other frnds my problem is solved and
ccleaner works great !

when i used ccleaner it didn't detect my temp files then i restarted my system and used it again it detected 15gb temp files and deleted them !
Thanks for your help and support !


Report •

#11
December 12, 2009 at 11:51:07
Remember that files created prior to a burn may be saved on the drive too. That is convenient if you want to make additional disks but it can fill up your drive. An external drive is good for that purpose.

Report •


Ask Question