I'm running XP Pro and want to free up HD space, with the disc clean-up feature the temporary files is not checked off, what would happen if these files were deleted because it would free up considerable space. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Nothing dramatic or even nothing at all. The temp folder is where the installations decompress their files that they need for the installation, and where programs store temporary files(thus the name temp).
No program should rely on files in the temp folder thus you can delete any files in it without fear.
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it is hidden system folder, you won't see it until "Hide protected ..system folders/files ..blah blah blah" will be disabled.
That folder keeps copy of every system file in \system32 folder in case one of those files will be deleted or else, system copies original from \dllcache to "save the system" from "corruption", kapish'?
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