Reminder: Clean your Windows "Temp" folder

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by wonder, May 19, 2015.

  1. wonder

    wonder Expert Licensed User

    So, I was running out of disk space until I realized I had 22 GigaBytes of junk in C:\Windows\Temp.
    Needless to say, I've Shift-Deleted the hell out of it! :D

    Hopefully, someone will find this tip useful. :)
     
  2. schemer

    schemer Active Member Licensed User

  3. wonder

    wonder Expert Licensed User

    Thanks!! I managed to got rid of 11 more GigaBytes! 25% of free disk space now! :D
     
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  4. schemer

    schemer Active Member Licensed User

    It is a great app and they even make an Android version. I use the pc version on ALL of my PC's. It is highly configurable too and that makes it so powerful if you know what you are doing. The defaults work fine for most people though. I love it. Been using it for years. :)
     
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  5. Peter Simpson

    Peter Simpson Expert Licensed User

    I use CCleaner too, but I also use KillBox at the same too.
     
  6. KMatle

    KMatle Expert Licensed User

    22 GB? Respect!

    CCleaner -> perfect! -> don't forget to defrag after deleting 22 GB :D
     
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  7. wonder

    wonder Expert Licensed User

    Thank you for the reminder! I will do so! :D
     
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  8. KMatle

    KMatle Expert Licensed User

  9. schemer

    schemer Active Member Licensed User

    I have used that too and its great but do not use it on your SSD's. At least from the research I have done it is best to let them do their own housekeeping. :) Use it on all your regular platter type spinning hard drives though.
     
  10. schemer

    schemer Active Member Licensed User

    Which version? It seems that project has been abandoned and when I search for it I get a feeling I am going to get hosed with some add on software or advertising or toolbars etc. I don't know that I want or need it but if I try it I want to get a clean, no extras app. :)
    Thanks,
    schemer
     
  11. Peter Simpson

    Peter Simpson Expert Licensed User

    They have stopped developing KillBox @schemer, but I still use it once a month...
     
  12. DonManfred

    DonManfred Expert Licensed User

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  13. sorex

    sorex Expert Licensed User

    another hint that can gain a lot...

    use CleanManager (start > cleanmgr )

    and tag the "remove service pack uninstall" and/or "remove patch uninstall / clean up windows update" (or something like that)
    (I think it's a seperate button in Win8.1)

    it will remove uninstalls of applied service packs & patches and clean up the mess in the windows\winsxs folder.

    the only disadvantage is that you can't uninstall the patches, but clever people disable windows update and run it manually ;)
    so it's safe to use this when you didn't notice issues after the last manual update.

    I also use this trick to gain thin provisioning space & transfer time when virtualizing servers.
    (it requires an additional KB install for that feature on Windows servers tho)
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2015
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  14. Troberg

    Troberg Well-Known Member Licensed User

    I have a scheduled script which deletes everything in temp every hour. Files actually needed are locked, so they won't be deleted. Simple and effective.
     
  15. wonder

    wonder Expert Licensed User

    Killed another 4,4 GB! :) You guys are awsome!! Thanks!!! :D
     
  16. KMatle

    KMatle Expert Licensed User

    I'm the winner: Dismounted my 3 TB hd and throwed it away... Your turn, Manfred :D:D
     
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