c:\users\steve\appdata\local\temp

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by DrFeelgood, Jul 9, 2007.

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    DrFeelgood Guest

    I was wondering where all my hard drive space had gone and went a hunting for
    it. Now i am reasonably savvy with windows 98/xp etc so checked the usual
    places like temp internet files etc but finally found the above directory
    which contained 20 gigs of files and directories, upon further investigation
    most of these files are stuff i had deleted long ago. For example i like to
    download .flac files then convert them to .wav then create audio cd's using
    roxio creator then delete the .wav files, ALL the .wav files i have deleted
    over the last 3 month's are here as good as new but i don't want them thats
    why i deleted them. Is it safe to clear this directory? Is this the shadow
    used for system restore? All these files are taking up 25% of my total drive
    available and are now effecting the performance of my machine. Any advice -
    help gratefully received. Cheers
     
    DrFeelgood, Jul 9, 2007
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    Spirit, Jul 9, 2007
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    It's safe to delete the contents, that is simply the user-defined temp
    folder, akin to C:\Windows\Temp in Win98.
     
    Rick Rogers, Jul 9, 2007
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    DrFeelgood Guest

    Cheers Rick i realised late lastnight that nothing in this directory is
    important and regained 20 gigs for my effort!!! The question is why a second
    copy is ending up in the above dir, my guess is that my free .flac to .wav
    converter is dumping a duplicate copy here and i will now add this
    housekeeping to my list.Thank you for your help though and would be
    interested on your thoughts on the cause of this problem.
     
    DrFeelgood, Jul 9, 2007
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    Just a tip. The best way to clean out all of these temp folders is to use
    the Disk Cleanup Wizard in Vista.

    It's located in the Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools menu. Or you
    can start it by clicking Start and
    typing disk and pressing Enter. Select the clean files for all users.
    You will see options there for all of the temporary files including the
    browser cache and etc.
     
    Ronnie Vernon MVP, Jul 11, 2007
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