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Delete temp (.tmp) files ???

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Anonymous
April 11, 2005 2:49:02 AM

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Hi there,

Running XP Pro/Office Pro2002 and NAV detected a netsky virus in an email
but advised unable to repair/quarantine/delete the entry in my Temp folder???

I spent two hours attempting via Search/Help to locate and manually delete
this virus without success ... I ran NAV scan and rebooted in the hope the
file would disappear ... so far everything seems normal.

One unsuccessful search of C:\Documents and Settings\Rob Smith\Local
Settings\Temp revealed a host of folders that I did not understand/identify
and about 10,000 individual .tmp files ... a large batch of files each 2000kb
and mostly dated 2002/3/4.

My question is whether these .tmp files are indeed 'temporary' and can be
safely deleted or are they required as part of normal operation?

Thanks in advance,

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Anonymous
April 11, 2005 4:37:42 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Rob;
All "*.tmp" files & the contents of "temp" folders can be safely deleted.
It is best to reboot first to be sure they are not in use.

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"Rob Smith" <RobSmith@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F503F2ED-4D92-479A-988C-5C386A9C087F@microsoft.com...
> Hi there,
>
> Running XP Pro/Office Pro2002 and NAV detected a netsky virus in an email
> but advised unable to repair/quarantine/delete the entry in my Temp
> folder???
>
> I spent two hours attempting via Search/Help to locate and manually delete
> this virus without success ... I ran NAV scan and rebooted in the hope the
> file would disappear ... so far everything seems normal.
>
> One unsuccessful search of C:\Documents and Settings\Rob Smith\Local
> Settings\Temp revealed a host of folders that I did not
> understand/identify
> and about 10,000 individual .tmp files ... a large batch of files each
> 2000kb
> and mostly dated 2002/3/4.
>
> My question is whether these .tmp files are indeed 'temporary' and can be
> safely deleted or are they required as part of normal operation?
>
> Thanks in advance,
!