1.    3 Weeks Ago #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 76
    windows

    temp files wont delete


    My temp files are now just under over 800 megs.
    I tried some of the suggestions on this site, I could not even get to the app data file, it either was not there at all or I ended up somewhere else and the folder was empty.
    Could I get a guide to this file, windows 10 home upgraded from 7.
    Ccleaner wont clear it out, disc cleanup won't, it has a lock on it stopping any removal.
    I have a 500 gb hard drive but if this file grows all the time I would not like it.
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  2.    3 Weeks Ago #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 73
    windows 10 Education Build 16299 x64

    First download this extension & Install it.
    Add Take Ownership to Context Menu in Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

    Now go to %temp% in Run command prompt
    get back to folder
    Right Click on Temp Folder => Take OwnerShip
    Wait until command prompt completes.
    Now Select all in temp folder & delete it ..
    I hope so itll fixed
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  3.    3 Weeks Ago #3
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,345
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    What is the full path to these temp files?
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  4.    3 Weeks Ago #4
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Central Florida
    Posts : 346
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32

    The only Temp files that cannot or should not be deleted are the ones that are still OPEN. All of the old files that are closed should be able to be deleted without any special gymnastics.

    If not, then something totally UN-natural has occurred. It may require an Exorcism.

    Good Luck,
    TechnoMage
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  5.    3 Weeks Ago #5
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Los Angeles
    Posts : 1,042
    Windows 10 Pro

    In File Explorer, go to the toolbar to View. Put a check in the box Hidden Items. The Hidden File Appdata can now be viewed. Browse to C:\Users\[YourUserName]\appdata\Local\Temp.
    To safely remove Temp files download Temp File Cleaner
    Any temp files that remain are in use by the system and should not be touched.
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  6.    3 Weeks Ago #6
    Join Date : Oct 2017
    Posts : 4
    WIndows 10

    @Wood Please do not use CC cleaner. Ransomware may be hit your PC with the help of CC cleaner .

    clear your temp files using run %temp% & Temp
    C:\Windows\Temp & C:\Users\User Profile(Name)\AppData\Local\Temp
    Last edited by Ranjitsw; 3 Weeks Ago at 08:51. Reason: added comments
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  7.    3 Weeks Ago #7
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,345
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    That was only if you got CCleaner v5.33 from Avast. It was fixed almost immediately so there was little exposure. All versions after 5.33 are clean. Current version is 5.35.
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  8.    2 Weeks Ago #8
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    UK
    Posts : 2,099
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    Quote Originally Posted by spunk View Post
    In File Explorer, go to the toolbar to View. Put a check in the box Hidden Items. The Hidden File Appdata can now be viewed. Browse to C:\Users\[YourUserName]\appdata\Local\Temp.
    To safely remove Temp files download Temp File Cleaner
    Any temp files that remain are in use by the system and should not be touched.
    Note your linked page says Please note TFC is not suitable for use on Windows 8.1 or 10
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