vista and temporoary files

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  1. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    Hello,
    i wondered how on vista i was suddenly using 20gb with hardly any programs installed.
    so i showed hidden files and folders. gained access to C:\windows\temp folder.
    the temp folder was 9.6GB.
    so i emptyed it.
    i mean they are only temporary files anyway.
    i restored the files to check something.
    if i run diskcleanup it only reports 920mb of temporary files.
    due to recyle bin size i could only restore 3.6gb from the bin.
    once the diskcleanup had run i checked the folder and it stil has 3.6gb of stuff in there.
    i manually emptyed it.
    can anyone else with vista show hidden file and folders grant yourself access to the c:\windows\temp folder right click it and see how muhc space its takin up?
     
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    Mine is showing 1 file with 0 bytes.
     
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  4. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    i tryed that but it deleted some drivers as well....
    i know they are unneeded drivers since it deleted amd drivers since im using a intel based pc but it still annoyed me.
     
  5. midway40

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    These are my temp sizes:

    Desktop---9.62 MB
    Laptop----0 MB

    I didn't know or ever notice that CCLeaner deleted drivers as well.
     
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    I've never seen it delete drivers, but you are certainly entitled to be annoyed if it suits your purposes.
     
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    Vista does not store temporary files in " c:\windows\temp" by default. Some programs extracts files there, so they are not deleted, when they are not needed anymore, so you have to do it manually.
     
  8. midway40

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    That is true, there is another Temp folder in the hidden AppData directory. It's path is Users/[username]/AppData/Local/Temp. At present mine is at 226MB. I am not sure it would be a good idea to clean this because I think I did once and when I tried to uninstall a program it failed because it couldn't find some uninstall info it needed in this directory.
     
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