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Tutorial: Delete Temporary files (Windows XP)

Temporary files are files that are only needed during a short period of time.

In many cases these files are not deleted after usage and still consume the space on the hard drive.


Luckily you can easily get rid of these temporary files by simply deleting them.

You may delete the files under these paths (Windows XP only!):


1. Temporary Internet Files

C:\Documents and Settings\<YourUsername>\Lokal Settings\Temporary Internet Files\


2. Temporary Windows Files



3. Temporary Program Files

C:\Documents and Settings\<YourUsername>\Lokal Settings\Temp\



Be careful: These Paths are only correct for Windows XP.

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