How to deal with temporary file in Window 7?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by RobMiles, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. RobMiles

    RobMiles MDL Novice

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    Hello Everyone,
    I'm naive user for windows 7 operating system and I don't have idea about how to deal with temporary file in windows 7?. So please give me some idea about how to delete temp, cookie file, browsing history file etc.

    Please reply as soon as possible.:worthy:
     
  2. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    Download Ccleaner, install it and run it.
     
  3. steven4554

    steven4554 MDL Addicted

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    In Internet Explorer just use this key combination: Ctrl+Shift+Del
    This should bring up a window with options on what you would like to delete, like browsing history, temp files and cookies.
     
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  5. RajeshSingh

    RajeshSingh MDL Novice

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    Hi RobMiles,
    There are many options through which you could delete temporary file such as using inbuilt function of windows, using third party tool, using browser functionality. To use windows inbuilt function first of all press 'Window Key + R' and type temp in visible box and click on 'OK' button. After that you will see the all temporary file list, here you can delete file by selecting file and then 'ctrl+shift+delete'.
    You can also use third party tool too such as MindStick Cleaner, CCleaner etc. I had used MindStick Cleaner, it is free charge tool and having more functionality so you can use it efficiently.

    I don't have remember the exact download path of this software so you can search it on google by MindStick Cleaner keyword.
    Please marked as answer if this post helped you.
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  6. Robin Hood

    Robin Hood MDL Novice

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    ........................... +1
     
  7. Hannibal Lecter

    Hannibal Lecter MDL Senior Member

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    First of all, thank you for the 'Window Key + R' tip.....

    I just tried it, and, after two hours of working at this computer, downloading, using several websites and sending e-mails, that temp folder is empty except for one single item, a folder of my Avast AV software. Is that possible? I am asking because the computer does a few weird things lately.... like, the AppData Folder had vanished from the PcUser Folder, and I found the "Don't show hidden folders" box clicked in the options. Even a newbie like me would not do that by himself...

    Could you please send me a simple answer if what i described is normal? #

    Thank you
     
  8. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    "Weird" things sometimes means virus, trojan or etc. You might want to try another malware detector such as MalwareBytes. But if after exhausting all possibilities you just can't stop the weirdness, it may be time for a disk wipe and clean installation of the OS. Or, if you have what you believe to be a clean system image, restore it.
     
  9. sticky74

    sticky74 MDL Novice

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    #9 sticky74, Feb 19, 2012
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    @Hannibal Lecter

    Try TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer: it is an antimalware tool and you can find at:

    geekstogo.com/forum/files/file/187-tfc-temp-file-cleaner-by-oldtimer/

    TFC (Temp File Cleaner) will clear out all temp folders for all user accounts (temp, IE temp, java, FF, Opera, Chrome, Safari), including Administrator, All Users, LocalService, NetworkService, and any other accounts in the user folder. It also cleans out the %systemroot%\temp folder and checks for .tmp files in the %systemdrive% root folder, %systemroot%, and the system32 folder (both 32bit and 64bit on 64bit OSs).
     
  10. mexus

    mexus MDL Novice

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    I personally like Fcleaner, but be sure to REMOVE the Desktop Icons, and Start Menu Icons check-boxes (or it will delete all your desktop and start menu icons).

    On a relatively clean computer it frees 200-1000 MB, my personal record was 16 gb (on a friends computer).