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Deletion of Temp Files

By virdenj ·
I have some files in my Windows/Temp directory of the form AAAAA.V$$ and I can't get rid of them. I can delete in DOS but they come back when I log on to Windows 95. Does anyone know what these files are and how to get rid of them permanently?

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by mmccaskill69 In reply to Deletion of Temp Files

I have no idea what the file is, but I would make a copy of the file and paste it into a different folder in case the file is needed.
Right click on the file and left click on properties.
Check the attribute on the bottom of the properties window.
If it is checked as 'read only' uncheck the box and check as archieve.
Click ok and try to delete the file.

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by virdenj In reply to Deletion of Temp Files

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by OutlawX In reply to Deletion of Temp Files

Windows always uses the windows temp dir to create temp files for diffrent things you can add these lines to your autoexec.bat to delete them upon booting this is what i do and it works great the syntax lines are:@C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\DelTree /Y C:\WINDOWS\Temp
@MD C:\WINDOWS\Temp


Give this a try it should solve your problem.

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by virdenj In reply to Deletion of Temp Files

I deleted the temp directory and then it puts them on the desktop.

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by NetTek In reply to Deletion of Temp Files

First, you should always delete the contents of the windows\temp dir. in DOS mode. Some of the files in that directory may be have been put there by the Windows OS, and be actively in use by Windows. If you delete them when Windows is open, you may cause erratic operation of the PC. Second, the reason you can't delete that file is because it is actively in use by either Windows or another application. I suspect antivirus software. To find out what app. is placing the file in the temp directory, hit ctr+alt+delete to bring up the task window. Select an entry (except Explorer, Systray, and Mapisp32), and end task. Try to delete aaaaa.v$$ in the temp directory. Repeat the process. Once you are able to delete aaaaa.v$$, the last application that you ended task for is the application that is putting the aaaaa.v$$ in the temp folder.

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by flan In reply to Deletion of Temp Files

it could be files that your computer is using(background programs that you just don't know about might be running) or it could be a virus. run a virus scan, but if those files aren't infected, or they don't do anything, or they are like 1 kb each, does it matter? just leave it there.

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by rogerndgreen In reply to Deletion of Temp Files

I have seen many PCs at work with similar behaviour and it is caused by the antivirus app (we use InoculateIT).
These temporary files should be deleted once the scanner has passed the files as clean, but often this wasn't the case. We only saw this on PCs with a certain combination of software (IIRC it is Win 3.x, using VLMs to connect to Netware servers). No other combination was affected. The resolution was a revised scanning EXE file posted by Network associates.

HTH
Roger

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by virdenj In reply to Deletion of Temp Files

Thanks for the info

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