temp files in user/local settings

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i like to keep the machine clean, but in
c/docs&settings/user/local settings/temp
loads of IMT[number].xml and AAX[number].tmp files keep piling up...

what are these, can they be safely deleted, can i prevent them appearing,
can i make them automatically disappear?

thanks in advance

[acer 1362 wlmi, winxp home, sp2+updates, normal set of programs...)
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Clear the IE cache. (IE, tools, Options, Delete Files button, include offline content.)

    --

    Mark L. Ferguson (NOT an MS-MVP)
    FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
    http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
    marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
    ..
    "jmattis" <jmattis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:37352D61-365A-4080-BADF-9CBE86B3F218@microsoft.com...
    >i like to keep the machine clean, but in
    > c/docs&settings/user/local settings/temp
    > loads of IMT[number].xml and AAX[number].tmp files keep piling up...
    >
    > what are these, can they be safely deleted, can i prevent them appearing,
    > can i make them automatically disappear?
    >
    > thanks in advance
    >
    > [acer 1362 wlmi, winxp home, sp2+updates, normal set of programs...)
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    been there, done that... no help.
    also tried system mechanic, reg cleaner, spybot, defrag, disk cleaner and am
    100 % sure i have no viruses, trojans or other malware - apart maybe
    something that comes with win xp or office2003...

    anyone else wanna try?

    "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

    > Clear the IE cache. (IE, tools, Options, Delete Files button, include offline content.)
    >
    > --
    >
    > Mark L. Ferguson (NOT an MS-MVP)
    > FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
    > http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
    > marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
    > ..
    > "jmattis" <jmattis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:37352D61-365A-4080-BADF-9CBE86B3F218@microsoft.com...
    > >i like to keep the machine clean, but in
    > > c/docs&settings/user/local settings/temp
    > > loads of IMT[number].xml and AAX[number].tmp files keep piling up...
    > >
    > > what are these, can they be safely deleted, can i prevent them appearing,
    > > can i make them automatically disappear?
    > >
    > > thanks in advance
    > >
    > > [acer 1362 wlmi, winxp home, sp2+updates, normal set of programs...)
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    On restart, %TEMP% needs nothing from the previous session.

    --

    Mark L. Ferguson (NOT an MS-MVP)
    FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
    http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
    marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
    ..
    "jmattis" <jmattis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:186DB7C8-9156-493E-B46F-2C15620B9F20@microsoft.com...
    > been there, done that... no help.
    > also tried system mechanic, reg cleaner, spybot, defrag, disk cleaner and am
    > 100 % sure i have no viruses, trojans or other malware - apart maybe
    > something that comes with win xp or office2003...
    >
    > anyone else wanna try?
    >
    > "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
    >
    >> Clear the IE cache. (IE, tools, Options, Delete Files button, include offline content.)
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Mark L. Ferguson (NOT an MS-MVP)
    >> FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
    >> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
    >> marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
    >> ..
    >> "jmattis" <jmattis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:37352D61-365A-4080-BADF-9CBE86B3F218@microsoft.com...
    >> >i like to keep the machine clean, but in
    >> > c/docs&settings/user/local settings/temp
    >> > loads of IMT[number].xml and AAX[number].tmp files keep piling up...
    >> >
    >> > what are these, can they be safely deleted, can i prevent them appearing,
    >> > can i make them automatically disappear?
    >> >
    >> > thanks in advance
    >> >
    >> > [acer 1362 wlmi, winxp home, sp2+updates, normal set of programs...)
    >>
    >>
    >>
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