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How to delete files in Windos XP

How to delete Temporary Files in Windows XP
Windows Temporary files are files used to store data currently being worked on, or information to be swapped with the operating system or other programs. These may be temporary files created by Windows that remain on the hard drive due to an irregular exit from Windows session
Usually Windows Temporary files are closed and deleted by Windows when you quit a Windows session. However, if you quit Windows in an irregular way (e.g. restart your computer or turn it off during an active Windows session) Windows Temporary files are not closed or deleted.

If you use Windows XP, you should follow the below instructions to delete Temporary files:
1. Open 'Start' menu, select 'Search' -> 'For Files or folders'
2. Select 'All files and folders'.
3. In 'All or part of file name' field type *.tmp to search for any files ending with tmp.
4. Click Find Now
5. Delete all temporary files that are found
To delete all Temporary files, it would be better to visit all directories there Windows Temporary Files are stored and empty these Temporary Files directories manually.

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Delete Files Permanently
Need to permanently delete sensitive files from your computer, removable disks, USB drives, memory sticks and picture cards beyond recovery?

Delete Files Permanently enables you to permanent delete files and wipe free space without any chance of recovery:
› Make it impossible to restore deleted information and track your computer use!
› Prevent business data, credit card information or personal information from being recovered!
› Save hard disk space and improve your computer's performance!
› Wipe sensitive files and folders without any chances to recover
› Wipe exactly what you need - you can select to wipe a whole disk or just selected files and folders
› Wipe data from hard drives, USB-flash drives, memory cards, picture cards and other storage devices
› Wipe free space to permanently delete 'deleted' files
› Empty and wipe the Recycle Bin
› Wipe data using any of 14 built-in wiping schemes or create your own scheme

Some common deletes files in Windows XP problems
Can't delete files in Windows XP? Read the following simple tips that help you delete files in Windows XP:
- Make sure you have privileges to delete files
- If the file was opened in the application and then closed, but the application is still running, exit the application.
- Reboot your computer, navigate to the file and try to delete it.
- There are some system files e.g. index files that are locked and can't be deleted as they are used by Windows all the time. Using Clear All History you can easily delete index files at Windows startup

To delete all Temporary files, it would be better to visit all directories there Windows Temporary Files are stored and empty these Temporary Files directories manually.
You may receive error message while temporary files are being deleted. It happens as some Temporary files are currently being used by program(s).
Make sure that all programs are closed before deleting Temporary Files. If you still receive error message, restart your PC.

Clear All History Software provides an easy way to delete Temporary Files in Windows XP with one click. If you want, you can schedule Clear All History to automatically delete Windows XP Temporary Files. Shredder option makes recovering deleted information absolutely impossible.

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- How to delete files forever
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How to delete files in Windows XP

Question of the Day

• How can I clear Mozilla Firefox Saved Form Information?

Mozilla Firefox saves information entered in web page forms and the Search Bar to make filling out forms and surfing faster. To delete AutoComplete history in Mozilla Firefox:
- Select "Tools"
- Select "Options".
- Open the "Privacy" tab.
- Click the "Clear" button in the "Saved Form Information" area.
To turn off Mozilla Firefox autocomplete, remove the check mark from the "Save information I enter in web page forms and the Search Bar".

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