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I have a question about g-lock temp. cleaner. I installed it last month and was just wondering which files are safe to delete. I have checked off- .tmp, .old, .DB, .DMP, .bak, .$DB, .CHK. Some of my files say C:\WINDOWS\TEMP, c:\WINDOWS\TEMP, ~CWD SrisikDkpitp, aim.90E1.TMP, C:Windows\aim 95\dkmillm\urlcache. I know not to delete anything that is a Systems File or a Read file. It has 11 megabytes in there right now. I would really like to use this but am not too sure about some of them. I don't want to mess anything up on here. Hope someone knows something about this. Thanks.
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I do not use G-Lock temp file cleaner since I just manually delete my temp files routinely. Here are some tips. Anything you find in search *.tmp you can select all and delete. Also anything in your C:\Windows\Temp folder or any subfolder dated prior to the current date can be safely deleted. The Windows Temp folder is used by programs for added storage and some programs are sloppy and do not cleanup after themselves. The Temp folder is also used for program installs that require information after restart for configuration.
Rest of files:
.bak Backup files......I would leave alone.
.Chk Recovered Data.....Created when system is shutdown incorrectly. If old you can delete.
.DB Data Base File?
.dmp System dump file assume they are log files. Should not be large so I would leave.
.$DB data base temp files?
.old Could be any file marked with an .old extension. I would leave those since the space required should be minimal.

The majority of space is usually consumed by the Temp and tmp files which can be removed using the above criteria.
Hope that helps.
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Thanks so much for your quick answer. I will heed your advice and only delete the ones you said. I sure wish you could find some books somewhere telling you all this little stuff that most of us have no clue about.
I really like to keep my computer free of clutter but you don't want to delete the wrong thing by accident.
Learning how to use my new CD burner is my next project so I will probably be back soon. Thanks again.

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