Cleaning your portable drive's temp folders [resolved]

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Cleaning your portable drive's temp folders [resolved]

#1 Post by webfork » Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:03 am

I feel like this has been covered before but I couldn't find anything. Does anyone know about finding and clearing temp files from portable drive? Right now my tests on CCleaner and Bleachbit seem to indicate that they're only looking at established, installed programs to clean up.

The only possibility I found was ZSoft Uninstaller, which will do a "TMP file search", but really that just seems to be things that have a file extension associated with temp files e.g. .bak, .old, .tmp. I'm wondering if any portable programs I'm running have stores of old temp files that could get cleared without impacting the program.

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Re: Cleaning your portable drive's temp folders

#2 Post by joby_toss » Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:11 am

I think you can create custom rules for CCleaner using the Winapp2.ini file.

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Re: Cleaning your portable drive's temp folders

#3 Post by tactictoe » Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:02 am

:D Search TMP with search and delete: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2767 in the mean time you will have test this software :D

Edited: You might try Revo Uninstaller. http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1398, ignore the anwer above I was just cheeky (in a good way).
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Re: Cleaning your portable drive's temp folders

#4 Post by lintalist » Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:00 am

How about a simple batch file?

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del *.tmp *.bak *.old /s
/s makes it look in every subfolder

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Re: Cleaning your portable drive's temp folders [resolved]

#5 Post by webfork » Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:21 am

Resolution: tactictoe got this: Revo's Junk File Cleaner under "Tools":
tactictoe wrote:You might try Revo Uninstaller. http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1398
Yeah that grabbed a TON of useless data. Thank you.

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joby_toss wrote:I think you can create custom rules for CCleaner using the Winapp2.ini file.
Yeah but that's sort of the issue: I don't know what files exactly to zap. Winapp2 and I'm fairly sure it's looking for installed junk in predictable (static) folders.
lintalist wrote:How about a simple batch file?

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del *.tmp *.bak *.old /s
/s makes it look in every subfolder
That's definitely one route but I was looking for something that I could recommend more broadly and a batch file is a little weird for some users.
tactictoe wrote:ignore the anwer above I was just cheeky (in a good way).
Hehe, no prob
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Re: Cleaning your portable drive's temp folders

#7 Post by webfork » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:43 pm

lintalist wrote:Bat to Exe Converter :D
Heh, true.
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Re: Cleaning your portable drive's temp folders [resolved]

#8 Post by webfork » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:04 pm

neosphere wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:53 pm
Some Simple Tips For Disk Cleaning
Unfortunately those don't really work with portable software.
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