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What files are in local settings/temp and can I delete them?

What files are in local settings/temp and can I delete them?

I just found that I have 4 GB of space in /Documents and Settings/<user name>/Local Settings/temp.

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Guest [Entry]

"The location you mentioned is the default location for System Environment Variable ""TEMP"" or ""TMP"".
Applications use the TEMP for storing temporary data, data that will be needed for the specific user session & installers use it to extract the data from the compressed installation files.
You can safely delete any files that are not locked. (Locked files are still being used by application for storing user data).
The easiest way will be using CCleaner a freeware to do it for you."
Guest [Entry]

"Everything in the tempfolder should be ok to delete, some files are probably locked but you can ignore them.

Do NOT touch the ""application data"" folder. This is where all ""good behaving apps"" store their data (settings and such)"
Guest [Entry]

"Create another folder with a different name and move the files into the new folder.

If a program crashes, restore the files via copy and paste or drag-n-drop in Windows Explorer, etc.
If a file or files are needed to finish an installation or some other function some programs may be corrupted if they're not present or get deleted.
If nothing changes after you have them moved for a while and you're using all your regular programs, delete them as you deem necessary.

I needed this information in the past and ended up deleting most of the files and keeping a couple folders after much research. This is not the same as the Temporary Internet Files. You can delete those any time."