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Can't remove large files from Temp folder

  1. #1

    Can't remove large files from Temp folder

    I have a small 64Gb SSD boot drive C:

    I installed Windows ADK to enable EasusToDo imaging software to create a boot disk.

    This has left 3 folders about 3Gb in size in my c:\users\me\appdata\local\temp folder

    I have therefore very little free space left on the C drive.

    The folder attributes are read only.

    I as an administrator user have full access rights (confirmed in folder Properties) but when I try to delete the folders the error message asks for permission from me to delete. I give this permission, then it refuses, stating Try Again as it need permission from me.

    This computer does not recognise boot CDs even though the BIOS order is set correctly. I was hoping to remove files using an Ubuntu live boot CD.

    Windows Disk Cleanup utility just stalls - presumably it also cannot delete these files.

    What to do?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 16
    Windows 8 Pro w/ Media Center 64bit

    Those are some pretty enormous temp files you have there. I've never heard of such large files in the temp folder before.
    I've found using the program Unlocker really helpful in deleting stubborn files.

    Download Unlocker 1.9.1 -

    You may need to reboot if the file is especially stubborn but it tends to work most of the time.


    The 64-BIT version is located here
    Unlocker Free Download
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    Many thanks - it worked and I have regained 10Gb of vital space.
    I tried Iobit Unlocker before but it could not do what your Unlocker advice did.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 16
    Windows 8 Pro w/ Media Center 64bit

    Excellent! I'm glad that little program helped you. It has helped me a lot in the past!
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