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August 20, 2005 12:39:08 PM

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I regularly click on the tools button to delete temp. files and cookies while
on the internet to prevent my computer from slowing down. However, it does
get slow, so I go to disk cleanup and it shows thousands (like 20thousand or
more) temporary files to clean and shows them as locked. How can I fix this?
I use Windows XP.
Anonymous
August 20, 2005 1:07:01 PM

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Manually delete temp file withe smaller number of entries one by one.
Make your computer to see the hidden files.
Go to C:\Documents and Settings\<your username>\Local Settings\Temp and
....\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\ directory and clean the entries
manually.
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Pramit Roy


"Babs" wrote:

> I regularly click on the tools button to delete temp. files and cookies while
> on the internet to prevent my computer from slowing down. However, it does
> get slow, so I go to disk cleanup and it shows thousands (like 20thousand or
> more) temporary files to clean and shows them as locked. How can I fix this?
> I use Windows XP.
Anonymous
August 20, 2005 3:04:42 PM

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You could logoff and restart windows, making sure you do not re-use your browser. Then immediately run Disk Cleanup.

You need to be sure to delete your temp internet cache files on a regular & consistent basis.
I.E. Tools>Internet Options >Advanced --scroll list.
Advanced Tab>>Security sub-section:
"Enable" (click on to activate or tick) "Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed".

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Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
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Babs wrote:
> I regularly click on the tools button to delete temp. files and
> cookies while on the internet to prevent my computer from slowing
> down. However, it does get slow, so I go to disk cleanup and it
> shows thousands (like 20thousand or more) temporary files to clean
> and shows them as locked. How can I fix this? I use Windows XP.
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Anonymous
August 20, 2005 11:35:17 PM

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Hi Maurice
How about the xml files? Do I delete them too.
Thanks

"Maurice N ~ MVP" <maurice@mvps.org> wrote in message
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You could logoff and restart windows, making sure you do not re-use your
browser. Then immediately run Disk Cleanup.

You need to be sure to delete your temp internet cache files on a regular &
consistent basis.
I.E. Tools>Internet Options >Advanced --scroll list.
Advanced Tab>>Security sub-section:
"Enable" (click on to activate or tick) "Empty Temporary Internet Files
folder when browser is closed".

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Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
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Babs wrote:
> I regularly click on the tools button to delete temp. files and
> cookies while on the internet to prevent my computer from slowing
> down. However, it does get slow, so I go to disk cleanup and it
> shows thousands (like 20thousand or more) temporary files to clean
> and shows them as locked. How can I fix this? I use Windows XP.
Anonymous
August 21, 2005 11:10:41 PM

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Daniel,
If they are in aTemp folder or a Temporary Internet Files folder, yes you should remove them.

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Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
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daniel chen wrote:
> Hi Maurice
> How about the xml files? Do I delete them too.
> Thanks
>
> "Maurice N ~ MVP" <maurice@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:%23UDvkDapFHA.2472@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> You could logoff and restart windows, making sure you do not re-use
> your browser. Then immediately run Disk Cleanup.
>
> You need to be sure to delete your temp internet cache files on a
> regular & consistent basis.
> I.E. Tools>Internet Options >Advanced --scroll list.
> Advanced Tab>>Security sub-section:
> "Enable" (click on to activate or tick) "Empty Temporary Internet
> Files folder when browser is closed".
>
>
> Babs wrote:
>> I regularly click on the tools button to delete temp. files and
>> cookies while on the internet to prevent my computer from slowing
>> down. However, it does get slow, so I go to disk cleanup and it
>> shows thousands (like 20thousand or more) temporary files to clean
>> and shows them as locked. How can I fix this? I use Windows XP.
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