LKBEN10902: Howto empty all temp files under Windows


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Symptom

You want to free some space on your HD and want to delete temporary files

Cause

none

Solution

To delete all the temporary files under Windows you have to empty 3 directories.

The first one is not present on newer systems!

1. Empty "%systemdrive%\temp" folder.
 
2. Empty "%windir%\temp" folder.
 
3. Empty "%systemdrive%\Documents and Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Temp".

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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