is it safe to delete the temporary files?

a game on MSN games froze the screen. The solution I got was to remove & reinstall Java, delete cookies, temp internet files.  I will lose any important data if I delete temporary files?

Temporary files because they are are temporary and can be deleted safely. Of course, when you remove cookies from Web sites that you visit often preventing login/password information and then you will have to re-enter.

The only time where it is not recommended to delete the temporary files is when you install a program, and if this program always needs to restart to complete the installation.

It is rare that any who save their important data in temporary since the temp files folders are always flushed when the user run CCleaner or all files temporary cleaner.

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    You might be interested in "How to automate the disk cleanup tool in Windows XP"

  • If the temporary file can be deleted salely

    the temporary files in the windows folder can be removed safely

    Saturday, June 23, 2012 22:37:25 + 0000, MelvinjohnsonZQ wrote:

    the temporary files in the windows folder can be removed safely

    Yes, they can and must be removed periodically.

    The temp folder provides workspace for programs. Can create programs
    temporary files there for their own temporary use. Each program should
    delete all temporary files when it closes, but for various reasons
    It is not always the case (for example, if the program crashes, it)
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    Also note that there are some program installations that work in two
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    reset. The second stage starts automatically after reboot and
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    fact).

    Other than to do it automatically on reboot (which would interfere
    with facilities like the kind I described), it is always safe to
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    they will be automatically deleted when the application using their
    shut up, or you'll get them next time you manually remove.

    Some people may suggest that you restart before deleting anything, but
    It is not necessary, for the reason stated above (on the other
    hand, it's not bad to do).

    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP

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    I was do a cleaning on my system and find files and temporary folders in all directions. I was wondering if it is safe to delete the files from the System 32 > DriverStore > Temp folder.

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    DC

    Nothing in the Windows or Program Files and files their subfolders should be left alone.  You won't earn a significant amount of disk space, and you may cause to yourself untold trouble sleeping herein.  Use instead the provided Windows Disk Cleanup.  You can get to it by clicking on start-> computer, then click on the C: drive and click Properties.  On the general tab, you will see disk cleanup.  Use it and you will be safe (and not sorry).  Everything you personally placed on the computer can always be removed of course as long as you do not try to remove installed manually the software (use the programs and features in the control panel for this).

    I hope this helps.  Good luck.

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