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Jul 24, 2005

For some reason,I have about 200 temporary files in the WindowsTemp folder that look a lot like registry entries.They are hidden files,and I have been unable to delete them. They all begin with CS, and have a time-stamp that coincides with bootup.Here is one:CS2F1A1E2B-3FE4-44EE-80E5-22C16FD91008.tmp I get an error message that the files are in use, but I can't figure out what is using them. I also tried to access them from Safe Mode command prompt. They don't show up there.


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Windows XP SP2, and using TreeSize Free, i found out that i have so many gigs wasting away in my temporary internet files folder. it seems like every time i watched a video online, it was saving a copy in there? Is there a way to stop that from happening, so i don't have to delete all of it after it builds up?

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Feb 20, 2006

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Jan 30, 2007

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Aug 26, 2005

I have never done anything with temporary internet files before now as they have never done me any harm a far as I know. I have now been told that I should delete them regularly.Is this good advice and what harm do they do?

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Aug 5, 2007

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Aug 11, 2007

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