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How to remove Temp files from Windows to resolve multiple software and system issues

 



Excessive amounts of Temp files can cause many known issues with Corel products as well as other software running on Windows. Cleaning out the temp directory on a monthly basis should help the following:

  • Slow Running System
  • Product Crashes
  • Out of Memory messages
  • Copy/Paste pastes corrupt objects
  • Documents becoming corrupted frequently
  • Slow Print times
  • Slow Save times
  • Error message: "Temp Drive or Output Drive may be full"


It is very easy to clean up temp files, simply complete the following steps:

  1. Click on the Windows Start menu at the bottom left side of your screen
  2. Type into the search box: %temp% (For Windows XP type:%temp% in the RUN command window)
  3. Hit Enter and the Temp directory will open
  4. Hit Ctrl+A on the keyboard to Select All
  5. Hit the Delete key and then press OK or hit Enter to the message asking if you are sure you wish to delete
  6. Skip all files that cannot be deleted (there will usually be about 3 to 5 temp files in use by windows at any given time which cannot be deleted)
  7. Close out of the temp directory


Note *The proceedure may have to be repeated or files deleted in batches when using Windows XP due to its limitations when deleting mass amounts of files*


Keywords: temp files, cleanup, temporary, installation

 

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    Richard Miller

    HELP!!!!

     

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    Ria Harriss-van der Salm

    This does not work!!!!!

     

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    Bill Siebert

    When I type in %temp% I get a dialogue box about Internet Properties.  these instructions are useless.

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    Terric713

    works perfect, thank you

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    Alfred M Durtschi

    Worked for me too.

     

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    Leia Sahman

    Is this safe?

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    Bob Douglas

    works great,.I will do this again...thanks

     

     

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