Disc Clean Up, which files safe to remove?

  harris99 17:56 12 Mar 2009

Looking at Disc Clean Up, I have 36,206KB of Temp Files, 1022KB of Setup log files and some Offline Web files and Web Client/Publisher Temp Files. Is it safe, or even necessary, to delete these?

  Stuartli 18:05 12 Mar 2009

Back them up then, if you do have any problems, they can be restored.

But there shouldn't be any comebacks.

  Stuartli 18:06 12 Mar 2009

You can delete the backup after a short period if you have no problems.

  harris99 18:44 12 Mar 2009

Sorry, but I don't know how to backup those files. Would setting a restore point and using System Restore do instead? Otherwise I am tempted to leave well alone

  Bapou 19:37 12 Mar 2009

You are correct, just create a new System Restore Point.

However, I would recommend using CCleaner, click here instead of Windows Disk Cleanup.

Set a new Restore point if you wish although CCleaner has never let me down without a new Restore Point being necessary.

In CCleaner click on ' 'Cleaner' then 'Anaylize'. When this completes all temp files you refer to are found, now click on 'Run Cleaner' - you will be informed the files are not recoverable - click ok.

  march 09:40 13 Mar 2009


just posted this to panda11's question about cleanups hope it helps you

I use ccleaner after forum members recommended it,they also gave me the links below which explain how to set ccleaner up; very good links easy to understand & follow, hope they help you,

I was nervous about it but it really does what it says

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  DieSse 11:06 13 Mar 2009

It's both safe and necessary - in particular such a large number of Temp files will slow down the system and may cause problems.

  Spark6 11:44 13 Mar 2009

Your links are inoperable, could you please re-post them.

  harris99 14:45 13 Mar 2009

Many thanks everyone for helpful and informative contributions. I hope March can re-post his links. Meanwhile have used Disc Clean Up, though smaller files were not removed. Took 45 minutes to finish.

  march 15:51 13 Mar 2009

oops! sorry about that will try again

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