Windows 10: Delete Junk Files

  1.    10 May 2017 #1

    Delete Junk Files


    Hello,
    While running "Revo Uninstaller", in 'Tools' found 'Junk files cleaner', ran it and found so many (1.5 GB), some of them are more then a year old, all of them are "*.tmp" files.
    Location of these files is :"C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\Temp\*.tmp"
    Note: "CCleaner" found the same.
    Is it safe to "clean" them ?, lot of space will be saved.
    Answers will be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Motim
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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       10 May 2017 #2

    I always delete the *.tmp files, usually by holding down the Windows key while pressing R then typing %temp% in the dialog box then I Select all the files and Delete. A few won't delete as they are in use. Then after the next restart/reboot/startup I empty the Recycle Bin.
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  3.    10 May 2017 #3

    Motim said: View Post
    Hello,
    While running "Revo Uninstaller", in 'Tools' found 'Junk files cleaner', ran it and found so many (1.5 GB), some of them are more then a year old, all of them are "*.tmp" files.
    Location of these files is :"C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\Temp\*.tmp"
    Note: "CCleaner" found the same.
    Is it safe to "clean" them ?, lot of space will be saved.
    Answers will be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Motim
    I clean them out all the time, mainly using CCleaner. You should also make image backups when your Windows is running good. Just for insurance. :) Macrium Reflect is the Best Free backup app around too. Revo is also Very good. You should be just fine.
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  4.    10 May 2017 #4

    Yes its safe to get rid of them.
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  5.    10 May 2017 #5

    Delete Junk Files


    OldMike65 said: View Post
    I clean them out all the time, mainly using CCleaner. You should also make image backups when your Windows is running good. Just for insurance. :) Macrium Reflect is the Best Free backup app around too. Revo is also Very good. You should be just fine.
    Hello and Thanks,
    Make the image backup after the cleaning ?
    If I make the backup before, then if I use it, all the 'junk' will be back.
    Thanks
    Motim
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  6.    10 May 2017 #6

    Motim said: View Post
    Hello and Thanks,
    Make the image backup after the cleaning ?
    If I make the backup before, then if I use it, all the 'junk' will be back.
    Thanks
    Motim
    Yes after cleaning .....:)
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