Re: questions about cleaning hard drive
On 23 Jun 2003 22:41:26 GMT, in
>>Subject: Re: questions about cleaning hard drive
>>From: °Mike° ZHNTPDWBLECA@fcnzzbgry.pbz
>>Date: 6/23/03 5:17 PM Central Daylight Time
>>Applications / setup routines etc. all use your TEMP folder -
>>that's what it's there for. Before doing any disk cleanup,
>>reboot first, so that any files in the TEMP folder are not
>>in use, and any setup routines can finish correctly.
>>Once you have rebooted, it is safe to empty the windows\temp
>>See my canned response on system maintenance:
>Mike thanks. Can I set the system to remove these files as
>SOON as the setup routines are finished or do you not have
>that option? And is there a reason why you wouldn't WANT to
>set it up that way?
No, because many setup routines have to reboot before they
can finish - usually because some file or process they are
trying to replace is 'in use' - and rebooting allows them
to clean up properly. That is the reason you should never
empty your temp folder until immediately after a reboot.
Don't get too hung up on files in the TEMP folder, just get
into the habit of emptying it when Windows first loads; this
isn't necessary EVERY time, just regularly.
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