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Old 09-11-2010, 12:32 AM
 
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I was browsing through my computer, and under Local Disk C: program data, I came across several temporary files starting with SPL. I googled SPL1E2A.TMP, and google could not find anything about it. I tried to open it, but Windows could not open it, and refer me to find a program on the Internet to do it.

Is it safe to delete temporary files from Local Disk C ?
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Old 09-11-2010, 01:40 AM
 
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It should be safe to delete a temp file hence the .TMP extension.
See if you can delete one to the Recycle Bin.

If you can delete it that means it was created but no longer used/needed.
If you can't delete it then the program that created it is still running in the background and using it.
No temp files should normally be created at the root of the C drive so I would consider one other possibility: your system is infected.

If you are unable to delete it due to file being used or some sharing violation, download the freebie called Unlocker to see what process/program is locking (using) it.
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Old 09-11-2010, 02:25 PM
 
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It should be safe to delete a temp file hence the .TMP extension.
See if you can delete one to the Recycle Bin.

If you can delete it that means it was created but no longer used/needed.
If you can't delete it then the program that created it is still running in the background and using it.
No temp files should normally be created at the root of the C drive so I would consider one other possibility: your system is infected.

If you are unable to delete it due to file being used or some sharing violation, download the freebie called Unlocker to see what process/program is locking (using) it.
It was written using non standard nomenclature, but I think the file(s) are in the programs directory.

OP, try Ccleaner to remove temp files, etc. Click on the link at the top right corner of the page in my link and wait for the gray box to open for the download.

Pay attention to what's being removed on the menu to the left when you open the program.

Search this forum for Ccleaner and you should find some explanations of what to keep/delete depending on your preferences. Possibly written by me.
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:55 PM
 
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It was written using non standard nomenclature, but I think the file(s) are in the programs directory.

OP, try Ccleaner to remove temp files, etc. Click on the link at the top right corner of the page in my link and wait for the gray box to open for the download.

Pay attention to what's being removed on the menu to the left when you open the program.

Search this forum for Ccleaner and you should find some explanations of what to keep/delete depending on your preferences. Possibly written by me.
Definitely use ccleaner. Its the best and fastest at removing everything temporary. Windows has a built in disk cleaner, but it's not nearly as good.
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