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Old 07-04-2017, 11:08 AM   #1
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50 gigs of temp files Locked...HELP

Well I just noticed my used space on C drive has been gping up so I ran Disk Cleanup and found 50 gigs of Temporary Internet files but it has a lock on it and won't delete the files/ I've been on google for a day or two looking for a fix but nothing works, so if anyone has a idea, please let me know? Thanks in advance...
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Old 07-04-2017, 11:23 AM   #2
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Re: 50 gigs of temp files Locked...HELP

Restart in Safe Mode and try.
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Old 07-04-2017, 11:32 AM   #3
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Re: 50 gigs of temp files Locked...HELP

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Restart in Safe Mode and try.
Thanks Jim I tried that yesterday....no luck? By the way happy 4th to you and your family!
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Re: 50 gigs of temp files Locked...HELP

Uninstall Chrome and see what happens.
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Re: 50 gigs of temp files Locked...HELP

BTW, what are the names of some of the files?
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Re: 50 gigs of temp files Locked...HELP

Thanks I'll give that a try!
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Re: 50 gigs of temp files Locked...HELP

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BTW, what are the names of some of the files?
I used this %temp% and it got rid of a few files but my temp folder doesn't have any where near 50 gigs of files?
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Re: 50 gigs of temp files Locked...HELP

Tried uninstalling chrome and ccleaner and still no luck....here's a screen shot of Disk Cleanup and when you select look at files when you select temporary internet files it opens the file explore and this is what I see....nothing
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Re: 50 gigs of temp files Locked...HELP

Make sure in Explorer you have the view settings so you can see both hidden and system files.
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Re: 50 gigs of temp files Locked...HELP

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Make sure in Explorer you have the view settings so you can see both hidden and system files.
I have it just like that.
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Re: 50 gigs of temp files Locked...HELP

Given MS's track record - it could be a flaw in the file calculations within Disk Cleanup?
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Re: 50 gigs of temp files Locked...HELP

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Given MS's track record - it could be a flaw in the file calculations within Disk Cleanup?
Yeah but before that Creators update my system was around 140 gigs now its at 209 gigs....something is going on?
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Re: 50 gigs of temp files Locked...HELP

You should have deleted manually the backup of the pre update OS, and whatever restore points associated with it. MS makes a backup of the files.

You may want to manually invoke System Automatic Maintenance.
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Re: 50 gigs of temp files Locked...HELP

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You should have deleted manually the backup of the pre update OS, and whatever restore points associated with it. MS makes a backup of the files.

You may want to manually invoke System Automatic Maintenance.
How do I invoke SAM? Never mind I found it.
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Re: 50 gigs of temp files Locked...HELP

I have an Intel Firmware update file that I cannot get rid of. I have it stored in my Win/Temp folder now. After files are greater than 30days old I believe Windows will delete them. I found no way to delete my file BTW, I tried CCleaner and it couldn't empty the Temp folder nor Safe Mode.
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