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Delete temp files on start, program

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Tommy D, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. Tommy D

    Tommy D Flightless Bird

    I'm looking for a program that will run on startup that will clean out all
    temp files. When I Google this, I get all sorts of things which I don't
    have confidence in. I am running on Windows xp pro.

    I would appreciate a recommendation on an app to run on start up. For now
    I've been using TFC which I run once the computer is up and running.
    However, it then restarts the system.


    TIA
     
  2. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 26 Apr 2010 21:01:43 GMT, Tommy D
    <tduprZx@landmarknZt.invalid> wrote:

    > I'm looking for a program that will run on startup that will clean out all
    > temp files. When I Google this, I get all sorts of things which I don't
    > have confidence in. I am running on Windows xp pro.
    >
    > I would appreciate a recommendation on an app to run on start up. For now
    > I've been using TFC which I run once the computer is up and running.
    > However, it then restarts the system.




    Disk Cleanup, which is part of Windows.

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  3. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    "Tommy D" <tduprZx@landmarknZt.invalid> wrote in message
    news:XanBn.277904$wr5.25733@newsfe22.iad...
    > I'm looking for a program that will run on startup that will clean out
    > all
    > temp files. When I Google this, I get all sorts of things which I don't
    > have confidence in. I am running on Windows xp pro.
    >
    > I would appreciate a recommendation on an app to run on start up. For
    > now
    > I've been using TFC which I run once the computer is up and running.
    > However, it then restarts the system.
    >
    >
    > TIA



    CCleaner:
    http://www.ccleaner.com/

    I would just stay away from any registry cleaning though.
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  4. Terry R.

    Terry R. Flightless Bird

    On 4/26/2010 2:01 PM On a whim, Tommy D pounded out on the keyboard

    > I'm looking for a program that will run on startup that will clean out all
    > temp files. When I Google this, I get all sorts of things which I don't
    > have confidence in. I am running on Windows xp pro.
    >
    > I would appreciate a recommendation on an app to run on start up. For now
    > I've been using TFC which I run once the computer is up and running.
    > However, it then restarts the system.
    >
    >
    > TIA


    Hi Tommy,

    You can create a batch file and use commands like:

    del /s /q %temp%\*.*

    That will remove all files in the temp folders/subfolders, but it does
    not remove the empty sub-folders.

    You could also use:

    rd /s /q %temp%
    md %temp%

    but it's a little strange to me to have to resort removing the folder
    and re-creating it in order to empty it.

    I use an old Win9x utility called deltree.exe that works fine in later
    versions of Windows. You can find it easily using Google, and the command:

    deltree.exe /y %temp%

    empties the temp folders without removing the folder. If you have two
    different locations for your TEMP or TMP variables, you can use:

    deltree.exe /y %temp%
    deltree.exe /y %tmp%

    One location to download the file is here:
    http://www.uv.tietgen.dk/staff/mlha/download/dos/#DELTREE

    Once you have created the batch file and tested it, you can add the
    batch file using gpedit.msc (Start, Run, gpedit.msc, click OK) in
    Computer Configuration/Windows Settings/Scripts/Shutdown. Add the file
    and it will be executed on Shutdown.

    Terry R.
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  5. On Tue, 27 Apr 2010 10:44:58 -0700, "Terry R." <F1Com@NOSPAMpobox.com>
    wrote:

    >
    >On 4/26/2010 2:01 PM On a whim, Tommy D pounded out on the keyboard
    >
    >> I'm looking for a program that will run on startup that will clean out all
    >> temp files. When I Google this, I get all sorts of things which I don't
    >> have confidence in. I am running on Windows xp pro.
    >>
    >> I would appreciate a recommendation on an app to run on start up. For now
    >> I've been using TFC which I run once the computer is up and running.
    >> However, it then restarts the system.
    >>
    >>
    >> TIA

    >
    >Hi Tommy,
    >
    >You can create a batch file and use commands like:
    >
    >del /s /q %temp%\*.*
    >
    >That will remove all files in the temp folders/subfolders, but it does
    >not remove the empty sub-folders.
    >
    >You could also use:
    >
    >rd /s /q %temp%
    >md %temp%
    >
    >but it's a little strange to me to have to resort removing the folder
    >and re-creating it in order to empty it.
    >
    >I use an old Win9x utility called deltree.exe that works fine in later
    >versions of Windows. You can find it easily using Google, and the command:
    >
    >deltree.exe /y %temp%
    >
    >empties the temp folders without removing the folder. If you have two
    >different locations for your TEMP or TMP variables, you can use:
    >
    >deltree.exe /y %temp%
    >deltree.exe /y %tmp%
    >
    >One location to download the file is here:
    >http://www.uv.tietgen.dk/staff/mlha/download/dos/#DELTREE
    >
    >Once you have created the batch file and tested it, you can add the
    >batch file using gpedit.msc (Start, Run, gpedit.msc, click OK) in
    >Computer Configuration/Windows Settings/Scripts/Shutdown. Add the file
    >and it will be executed on Shutdown.
    >
    >Terry R.


    I created a shortcut to the "temporary internet files" folder (IE
    Cache). Put the shortcut on the desktop so it's quick to access.
    Then I just go there every day or so, and choose ''select all files",
    then DELETE. Browser cache files are the bulk of useless clutter.
    I never save cookies or any of that stuff.
     
  6. Terry R.

    Terry R. Flightless Bird

    On 4/27/2010 12:14 PM On a whim, mister_friendly@the-newzgroups.com
    pounded out on the keyboard

    > On Tue, 27 Apr 2010 10:44:58 -0700, "Terry R."<F1Com@NOSPAMpobox.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> On 4/26/2010 2:01 PM On a whim, Tommy D pounded out on the keyboard
    >>
    >>> I'm looking for a program that will run on startup that will clean out all
    >>> temp files. When I Google this, I get all sorts of things which I don't
    >>> have confidence in. I am running on Windows xp pro.
    >>>
    >>> I would appreciate a recommendation on an app to run on start up. For now
    >>> I've been using TFC which I run once the computer is up and running.
    >>> However, it then restarts the system.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> TIA

    >> Hi Tommy,
    >>
    >> You can create a batch file and use commands like:
    >>
    >> del /s /q %temp%\*.*
    >>
    >> That will remove all files in the temp folders/subfolders, but it does
    >> not remove the empty sub-folders.
    >>
    >> You could also use:
    >>
    >> rd /s /q %temp%
    >> md %temp%
    >>
    >> but it's a little strange to me to have to resort removing the folder
    >> and re-creating it in order to empty it.
    >>
    >> I use an old Win9x utility called deltree.exe that works fine in later
    >> versions of Windows. You can find it easily using Google, and the command:
    >>
    >> deltree.exe /y %temp%
    >>
    >> empties the temp folders without removing the folder. If you have two
    >> different locations for your TEMP or TMP variables, you can use:
    >>
    >> deltree.exe /y %temp%
    >> deltree.exe /y %tmp%
    >>
    >> One location to download the file is here:
    >> http://www.uv.tietgen.dk/staff/mlha/download/dos/#DELTREE
    >>
    >> Once you have created the batch file and tested it, you can add the
    >> batch file using gpedit.msc (Start, Run, gpedit.msc, click OK) in
    >> Computer Configuration/Windows Settings/Scripts/Shutdown. Add the file
    >> and it will be executed on Shutdown.
    >>
    >> Terry R.

    >
    > I created a shortcut to the "temporary internet files" folder (IE
    > Cache). Put the shortcut on the desktop so it's quick to access.
    > Then I just go there every day or so, and choose ''select all files",
    > then DELETE. Browser cache files are the bulk of useless clutter.
    > I never save cookies or any of that stuff.
    >


    That folder isn't the same as the TEMP folders the OP asked about. But
    you could create the same batch file for the TIF folder also. Why do
    something manually that you can have done automatically?


    Terry R.
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