Delete Junk Files


  1. Posts : 564
    Windows 10 Pro 19042 x64
       #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. Posts : 12,481
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #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. Posts : 124,734
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.739
       #3

    Motim said:
    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. Posts : 1,327
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #4

    Yes its safe to get rid of them.
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 564
    Windows 10 Pro 19042 x64
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Delete Junk Files


    OldMike65 said:
    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
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 124,734
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.739
       #6

    Motim said:
    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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