Deleting temp and "unnecessary" files from hard drive
by chicagozip - 4/15/07 7:40 AM
I'm trying to clean up my hard drive...beyond what Microsoft's Disk Cleanup will do. I notice scores of folders in my Windows Temp folder with names "mcu1A.temp", or mcu1B, mcu1C, etc. May I just delete these folders? They contain files named *.mcaf.
Also, in my Windows Temp folder are tons of folders with file names that begin with UPD and end with .tmp. Can i get rid of these?
I've also read an article on CNN's website about cleaning hard drives. In it, its says to search for and delete the following file types: ~*.*, _*.*, *.??_, and *.??~. I understand the use of the asterisks in the search, but what are these files and can I delete them?