Feedback: Auto Delete Temp Files

Microsoft Windows small business server...
December 28, 2009 at 20:57:03
Specs: Any Win, XEON/1GB
I was thinking about installing a program to automatically delete all contents of <userfolder>\Local Settings\Temp and <system folder>\temp upon system boot, but I wanted to solicit any feedback on that idea.
The only possible problem I might see is if some installer or update looks to the temp folder on a reboot to finish installation. I thought I remembered running into installers awhile ago that did that, but not sure if I would run into an recently. Thanks.

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#1
December 28, 2009 at 21:16:01
Download & install CCleaner-Slim, then go to Options > Settings & check the box next to "Run CCleaner when the computer starts". Make sure to pick & choose what you want or don't want deleted from the lists under the Windows & Application tabs.

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


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#2
December 28, 2009 at 21:39:29
Yea, why reinvent the wheel?

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#3
December 29, 2009 at 12:47:49
Well, I was thinking of having this always run, not just have a manual process each time you want it to run, but seems updates still look to the Temp folders sometimes on restart to complete their installs.
I wish there was something that would always clean Temp folders on startup, but maybe only cleaned out files that were a certain age. That way anything say older than a week or so you could be pretty sure is no longer needed by an install or update.

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#4
December 29, 2009 at 13:48:51
Did you read jam's suggestion? You can set Ccleaner to run each time your boot, automatically.

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