Re: Temp. Files & XP Maintenance

  • From: "Steve" <k8sp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2004 16:12:18 -0500

To do a thorough cleanup, try the following procedure:

Hit windows key+F to bring up the find files dialog.  Arrow down to files and 
olders.

Enter the following exactly as written without the quotation marks:

"*.tmp,*.chk,~*.*"

Note the tilde character before the final star dot star.   This is very 
critical, if you forget that, *.* will find all files which you definitely 
don't want to delete.  Have it search on your hard-drive and include all 
subfolders.

The search will come back with hundreds of files.  Highlight all of them with 
control-a and press delete.

Steve

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Miller" <n1umj@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, December 27, 2004 8:32 AM
Subject: Re: Temp. Files & XP Maintenance


that clean up doesn't clean everything though, in fact far from it. manually
is the only way to really clean everything in the temp folders and all.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jack Lowe" <akronjack1982@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, December 27, 2004 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: Temp. Files & XP Maintenance


>I don't think that sending this to the list is a problem.  That's why
> there's a delete key.
> OK, I'll be as clear as I can on how these tasks are done.
> 1. hit the left windows key and hit M until you hear My Computer, and hit
> enter.
> 2.  Errow to local disc C.
> 3.  Hit, alt enter.  it should say, local disc C properties dialogue,
> general page, lable edit.
> 4. Tab once, you should hear, disc clean up Button.  Hit enter on that.
> It
> will take a few seconds as it scans the hard drive, so be patient.
> 5. Arrow down the list of results and make sure that they are all checked
> by
> hitting the space bar. Some will already be checked.
> 6.  Tab to OK and hit the space bar.  It will ask if you want to perform
> these actions, it will be on yes, hit the space bar.
> 7. When it's done, it will be back on the disc clean up button.
> 8.  Now, tab until you hear, general tab and right arrow once to the tools
> tab.
>
> 1. On the tools tab,  tab twice until you hear, defragmentation defragment
> now... button.
> 2.  Hit enter, and tab twice until you hear, defragment button.  Hit
> enter.
> This could take several minutes to complete.
> 3.  When it's done, it will say, view report button.  You don't need to do
> that unless you feel the need to read it.
> 4. If you want to see how much of it is done, you can hit the insert page
> down and it will tell you the percentage that's completed.
> 5. When it's done, tab to close button, and you're done with that.
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Linksma Mezgeja" <love2knit@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, December 27, 2004 7:21 AM
> Subject: Temp. Files & XP Maintenance
>
>
>>    John and others, where else can I delete Temporary Folders. Please be
>> specific how to get to those locations using XP Home.
>> Also, I need to locate Scan Disc, Disc Clean Up and Disc defrag in Home
>> XP.
>> I am sure the rest of the list is not interested in this basic
>> fundamental
>> information, so please give specific directions off list and in which
>> order
>> they should each be executed.
>> Thanks very, very much!
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "John Miller" <n1umj@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Sunday, December 26, 2004 5:08 PM
>> Subject: Re: Deleting Cookies
>>
>>
>>> In the cookies folder yes but if you do delete everything you'll lose
>> saved
>>> passwords on web sites, like if you're a user of www.amazon.com and are
>> set
>>> to be logged in automatically, it will not do that next time you log in
>>> if
>>> you empty all your cookies out, that's true on some sites, others you
>>> have
>>> to delete your temporary internet files and then you'll be logged out
>>> but
>>> it's good do get rid of all cookies every so often. Or that's what I do
>>> anyway.
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Linksma Mezgeja" <love2knit@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> To: "jfw" <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Sent: Sunday, December 26, 2004 4:38 PM
>>> Subject: Deleting Cookies
>>>
>>>
>>> > In the Documents and Settings folder, is Index the only one that I
>> should
>>> > not delete? In other words, can I delete everything but Index in that
>>> > cookies folder and still have everything operate properly?
>>> > Thanks.
>>
>>
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