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temp files won't delete or keep coming back!

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by cassandra, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. cassandra

    cassandra

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    Tech support guy at work told me too many temp files and cookies on my PC are slowing it down. Yeah, I surf around a bit. He said he took off 6000 files last week, but I came in and found another 6000, spent a couple hours getting rid of them. They're mostly in IE content subfolders. Some won't delete, or I can do only one or a group at a time.

    Anyway I came in Monday and they're all back..some from 2006 and I know I've cleaned them out. Deleted what I could and they still came back. Yes I emptied the recycle bin.

    What causes this? Right now I'm stuck with a lot of really long files with lots of punctuation, apparently articles from Slate which I read if the headline on the MSN page grabs me. They will NOT move now.

    Is this a virus or something? Etrust didn't find anything.

    I can't believe how much downloaded crap shows up after 5 minutes of Internet use.
     
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    Try deleting them in safe mode.
     

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    I agree with you Washington DC
     
  6. cassandra

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    Great thanks.

    At work I have Windows 2000 pro, and at least I can find the temp files and user settings there. On my laptop I have that stupid XP home ed, and I can't find anything. My regular PC was supposed to have XP Pro, paid extra for it, but it's just as bad.

    I'll try those utilities.