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The not so temp folder

Postby PanteraCanes » Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:44 am

So for a little while my computer had been acting strange. Lots of explorer crashes, Tom Tom not being able to update maps etc. The last few weeks it had been giving a warning that my hard drive was almost full. I found that strange but maybe somehow it was full up with mp3s, personal photography, and home videos. Highly unlikely but who knows.

So I went about trying to figure out what was going on. Some folders had several gigs of data and maybe one or two had 100 gigs worth of stuff. I tried moving around some larger folders to a second drive and then deleting some that were already on that second drive to free up some space. Didn't seem like things added up to fill up the hard drive but didn't want to do the math over all these individual files and folders. A week later my hard drive was full again after freeing up 100 gigs worth of hard drive space and not installing or adding anything to it personally. I started to google more into this. Tried to do a some utilities. The error checking found a couple of bad file and registry entries. While the disk cleanup always seemed to always hang. I think I let the clean up run over night at one point and it seemed to still make no progress so canceled it.

Finally last night I was able to download WinDirStat which was having trouble downloading before. Probably due to no hard drive space on the main hard drive. It seemed to hang a few times as well. Eventually it got to run. Come to find out in my user local app temp folder I had 1.6TB of clogging things up. Still not sure what the offender(s) is/are for clogging this up as I would guess its still happening since it filled up pretty fast with me clearing things out. At least it gives me more of an idea on what is going on.
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Re: The not so temp folder

Postby A Man's Part » Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:53 pm

Um.. Cool story bro?
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Re: The not so temp folder

Postby PanteraCanes » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:31 pm

A Man's Part wrote:Um.. Cool story bro?


Partially a cool story, partially to help people who might have the same problems, and partially to see if there are any suggestions on what I should look for that is vomiting junk into a temp directory at such a pace.
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Re: The not so temp folder

Postby NYBF » Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:25 pm

1.6 TB is a whole lot of ****.
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Re: The not so temp folder

Postby A Man's Part » Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:17 pm

How often do you clear you temp folder?
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Re: The not so temp folder

Postby StillCSG » Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:47 pm

A Man's Part wrote:How often do you clear you temp folder?


If he has 1.6 Tb of **** in there....


My guess is never
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Re: The not so temp folder

Postby Crocaneers » Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:56 am

One download of ccCleaner ..

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Re: The not so temp folder

Postby A Man's Part » Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:50 pm

Crocaneers wrote:One download of ccCleaner ..

FREE
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Re: The not so temp folder

Postby Buc2 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:30 pm

A Man's Part wrote:
Crocaneers wrote:One download of ccCleaner ..

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Re: The not so temp folder

Postby NYBF » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:43 pm

Buc2 wrote:
A Man's Part wrote:
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Re: The not so temp folder

Postby PanteraCanes » Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:06 pm

Yeah, I had never bothered to clear out the temp folders. I just made a false assumption that windows would put something in to clear it out every so often or that would limit its size. Still need to track down what can put 10s of gigs into the temp drive in a week or two.
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Re: The not so temp folder

Postby StillCSG » Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:43 pm

PanteraCanes wrote:Yeah, I had never bothered to clear out the temp folders. I just made a false assumption that windows would put something in to clear it out every so often or that would limit its size. Still need to track down what can put 10s of gigs into the temp drive in a week or two.

This (or any other) website you visit
Programs you run
Videos you watch
Booting it up
Shutting it down

Basically anything you do on the PC puts **** in the "temp" folder
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Re: The not so temp folder

Postby RedLeader » Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:21 pm

People still use windows?
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Re: The not so temp folder

Postby A Man's Part » Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:58 pm

PanteraCanes wrote:Yeah, I had never bothered to clear out the temp folders. I just made a false assumption that windows would put something in to clear it out every so often or that would limit its size. Still need to track down what can put 10s of gigs into the temp drive in a week or two.

Quit watching the porn
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Re: The not so temp folder

Postby UbuntuBuc » Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:19 pm

A problem that can be avoided by using Linux.

A few options:
1. Ubuntu - download - very good beginners / advanced distro. Quicker to install than Windows and very stable. Optional LTS (long term release) that has support for five years.
2. Fedora - download - dedicated to open source code so more difficult to get closed source software such as flash.
3. Arch - download - much more difficult to use, but much more flexible. It is a rolling distro so no updates to a new version every six months



You could always pay more and get a Mac and be stuck in Apple's eco system... its a comfortable jail, but a jail none the less.
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Re: The not so temp folder

Postby A Man's Part » Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:29 pm

UbuntuBuc wrote:A problem that can be avoided by using Linux.

A few options:
1. Ubuntu - download - very good beginners / advanced distro. Quicker to install than Windows and very stable. Optional LTS (long term release) that has support for five years.
2. Fedora - download - dedicated to open source code so more difficult to get closed source software such as flash.
3. Arch - download - much more difficult to use, but much more flexible. It is a rolling distro so no updates to a new version every six months



You could always pay more and get a Mac and be stuck in Apple's eco system... its a comfortable jail, but a jail none the less.


****ing moron. The answer to every problem isn't. "Switch to Linux". Douche.
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Re: The not so temp folder

Postby UbuntuBuc » Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:48 pm

A Man's Part wrote:
****ing moron. The answer to every problem isn't. "Switch to Linux". Douche.


Thanks. I would agree. if a person can't manage to keep their temp folder clean they likely would have issues with Linux as well.

I would appreciate you holding off on the negative language because I suggested one option is to run Linux.
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Re: The not so temp folder

Postby Avalanche » Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:58 am

A Man's Part wrote:
UbuntuBuc wrote:A problem that can be avoided by using Linux.

A few options:
1. Ubuntu - download - very good beginners / advanced distro. Quicker to install than Windows and very stable. Optional LTS (long term release) that has support for five years.
2. Fedora - download - dedicated to open source code so more difficult to get closed source software such as flash.
3. Arch - download - much more difficult to use, but much more flexible. It is a rolling distro so no updates to a new version every six months



You could always pay more and get a Mac and be stuck in Apple's eco system... its a comfortable jail, but a jail none the less.


****ing moron. The answer to every problem isn't. "Switch to Linux". Douche.


Wait really? That's been my answer to everything for when people ask me questions like "What time is it?" "Where is Morrison?" or "Stop! Why are you punching my baby?"

Learned something new today.
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Re: The not so temp folder

Postby UbuntuBuc » Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:51 pm

Avalanche wrote:
Wait really? That's been my answer to everything for when people ask me questions like "What time is it?" "Where is Morrison?" or "Stop! Why are you punching my baby?"

Learned something new today.


That made me laugh.
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Re: The not so temp folder

Postby Heisenberg » Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:18 pm

UbuntuBuc wrote:A problem that can be avoided by using Linux.

A few options:
1. Ubuntu - download - very good beginners / advanced distro. Quicker to install than Windows and very stable. Optional LTS (long term release) that has support for five years.
2. Fedora - download - dedicated to open source code so more difficult to get closed source software such as flash.
3. Arch - download - much more difficult to use, but much more flexible. It is a rolling distro so no updates to a new version every six months



You could always pay more and get a Mac and be stuck in Apple's eco system... its a comfortable jail, but a jail none the less.

And here we go..another "just replace your whole OS cause I dont use windows and think I'm more tech savvy because of it" post. When all this is really needed is a right click and left click of the mouse.
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Re: The not so temp folder

Postby UbuntuBuc » Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:44 pm

Heisenberg wrote:And here we go..another "just replace your whole OS cause I dont use windows and think I'm more tech savvy because of it" post. When all this is really needed is a right click and left click of the mouse.


1. I use Windows, OS X, Linux (Ubuntu, Arch, CentOS, Fedora) - I used to use OS/2, but not any more.
2. I am more tech savvy than most, but my response was not motivated by that.
3. Certainly running Windows properly and paying attention to how it works is a big step towards it running properly.
4. I prefer running Linux because it works better for me; in the end everyone can choose the OS they want, but making people aware that there is a choice is always a good thing.
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Re: The not so temp folder

Postby A Man's Part » Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:24 pm

UbuntuBuc wrote:
Heisenberg wrote:And here we go..another "just replace your whole OS cause I dont use windows and think I'm more tech savvy because of it" post. When all this is really needed is a right click and left click of the mouse.


1. I use Windows, OS X, Linux (Ubuntu, Arch, CentOS, Fedora) - I used to use OS/2, but not any more.
2. I am more tech savvy than most, but my response was not motivated by that.
3. Certainly running Windows properly and paying attention to how it works is a big step towards it running properly.
4. I prefer running Linux because it works better for me; in the end everyone can choose the OS they want, but making people aware that there is a choice is always a good thing.


Look, I wasn't saying that Linux doesn't have it's plusses.

I'm just saying, it's not great for a main OS. The software selection is quite limited compared to windows(I'd actually say it is better than Mac, but at this point you get the entire apple app store with Mac, so I'm not sure I could say that). I don't think it's software selection is even as good as the new mobile OS (Android IOS).

Here's a major plus though, you can run it as a virtual machine inside of your windows OS. If you need to download a new version, you can get it fast as **** via bittorrent.

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Re: The not so temp folder

Postby UbuntuBuc » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:15 pm

A Man's Part wrote:
Look, I wasn't saying that Linux doesn't have it's plusses.


I I am not saying it does not have draw backs. Every operating system does.

A Man's Part wrote:I'm just saying, it's not great for a main OS. The software selection is quite limited compared to windows(I'd actually say it is better than Mac, but at this point you get the entire apple app store with Mac, so I'm not sure I could say that). I don't think it's software selection is even as good as the new mobile OS (Android IOS).


Couple of points:
1) Depends on what you are looking for. Programming and you have quite a bit in Linux. Office productivity is much the same. I use Linux as my main OS at work and at home. Games -- Windows has the title.
2) Android uses a Linux kernel

A Man's Part wrote:Here's a major plus though, you can run it as a virtual machine inside of your windows OS. If you need to download a new version, you can get it fast as **** via bittorrent.

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I prefer to run my Windows as a VM on Linux. Linux is much more memory efficient than Windows. VirtualBox is what I used to virtualize desktop OSes.
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