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Posted: 9/23/2005 4:17:50 AM EDT
I have a ton of files in my Windows/TEMP folder, most of the icons look like an Internet Explorer 'e' on a page. When I open any of them it looks like some kind of code, nothing that I can understand. The files in question all have .hml(?)endings in thier name, maybee it's .htm, it's one of those.

There are other files in the TEMP folder that look more important, but the majority are 'e' files.

I was wondering if I can get rid of this stuff, I don't have an internet connection on that PC, just some Auto Repair software for the shop and it's also used to write service/repair orders.

I also have no idea what these files are used for(if they are still used at all), where they come from, and whether or not I can delete them without causing any problems?

Any suggestion/explanations would be very helpful and much appreciated.

Thank you.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 4:47:03 AM EDT
Make sure you close all your programs first, in case one of them is currently using one of those temp files. But if it is, it usually just gripes that the file's open and can't be deleted.

One tip: I always go into the Internet Options in the Control panel and reduce the cache that IE uses to about 40-50MB. The default is some percentage of your hard drive, and I don't feel like letting IE waste a gig of my hard drive for cache space. It might slow your websurfing down a bit, but I'm on broadband.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 4:58:26 AM EDT

Admiral_Crunch, Thank you for the help.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 5:08:04 AM EDT
yes you can,


here are some util's to help xblock scroll down and click download

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Link Posted: 9/23/2005 5:39:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/23/2005 5:41:20 AM EDT by A_Free_Man]
I like using Window Washer, which will clean all the appropriate files and folders. But yes, you can clean out the Windows Temp folder.

www.webroot.com/consumer/products/windowwasher/
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 5:45:45 AM EDT
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