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View Disk Cleanup Files

By AMG
Jan 23, 2004
  1. How do I view the contents of the Temporary files and WebClient folders? Thanks.
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  2. Steverz

    Steverz TS Rookie Posts: 51

    Right-click the hard drive’s icon (which says “C:”), then click “Properties”. You see a pie chart.

    Click the “Disk Cleanup” button.

    The computer shows a list of file types. For example, Windows XP shows this list:

    o Downloaded Program Files

    o Temporary Internet Files

    o Offline Web Pages

    o Recycle Bin

    o Setup Log Files

    o Temporary files

    o WebClient/Publisher Temporary Files

    o Compress old files

    o Catalog files for the Content Indexer

     
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    In Windows 2000, on the Disk Cleanup screen is a button "View Files", which is available for most categories. Apparently XP is missing this button. (stupid M$)
     
  4. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,343   +6

    XP also has the "View Files" button.
     
  5. AMG

    AMG TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    The view files button is not available for all files in xp.

    Is there a direct way to access the temporary files folder?
     
  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    In Explorer, go to \Documents and Settings\{your username}\Local Settings\
    There you will find the Temp, Temporary Internet and History directories.
    You may have to change the View-options for Explorer (show hidden and system files)
     
  7. AMG

    AMG TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Thanks realblackstuff, that worked for the temp folder. Do you know where I can view the web client/publisher folder?
     
  8. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    In Explorer, click on Tools/Find and type in the name of any file or folder you want, indicating from where to start.
     
  9. AMG

    AMG TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    I don't have find under tools in windows explorer.
     
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