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Old 02-13-2004, 10:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am new to the XP OS. In the past, some IT tech people told me to delete ALL *.tmp files in WIN ME OS , to correct a problem. They said that it was ok to delete them all and it was. Now I have WIN XP and I searched *.tmp files and found almost a whole OS contained in the file. Is it still safe to delete?????
Also , what about deleting %temp% files??.
When I had WIN ME---there were only a few files in *.tmp--now, in XP, there is almost everything. This may help a lot of people besides myself. jimmy
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Old 02-14-2004, 12:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thats is a tough one.I have ME and have no problems.Is this a dual operating system ?
If you don't have a shortage of hd space then wait this out.
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Old 02-14-2004, 01:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks--that is what I will do. *.tmp was a dumping ground for unnecssary files on 98/ ME, but with XP--who knows?
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Old 02-14-2004, 02:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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under winxp OS you have the Prefetch and the Minidump folders under the windows folder - and these are the files that you could delete - Minidump could ofcourse help you troubleshoot a couple of booting up problems....
I think you can delete the tmp files without any problems...! and about the %TEMP% you can always delete its contents
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Old 02-14-2004, 02:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ya, i would say it's perfectly safe to delete the temp files. I myself regulary delete around 1-2 times a week.
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Old 02-14-2004, 04:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks guys, new OS= stupid questions!!!. thanks again.jimmy
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