How do you delete in MS-DOS again???

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Krackedup, Sep 30, 2003.

  1. Krackedup

    Krackedup Guest

    I can't remember what to type in. If you're at C:Windows, do you need to change directory by typing in CD C:
    I'm not sure how you do that again.

    If I want to delete a file named
    C:\Windows\Temp\ZLT4276.TMP
    what do I type???
     
  2. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    del C:\Windows\Temp\ZLT4276.TMP

    OR

    erase C:\Windows\Temp\ZLT4276.TMP

    You don't have to be in the same directory if you use the full pathname. And to change drives, you type in the drive designation:

    c:

    makes c the active drive. THEN you can cd into the directory you want.
     
  3. Krackedup

    Krackedup Guest

    Thanks, but I just found something a little disturbing. When I typed in *.tmp in find files or folders, I saw 486 files. A series of them is in the C:\WINDOWS\Internet Logs

    Is it safe to delete these? Why didn't Ad-Aware, Spybot and CyberScrub detect this?
     
  4. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    files called *.tmp are temporary files. They're created automagically by the operating system. They weren't detected by ad-aware or spybot because they aren't ads or spyware.

    If they're safe to delete, they'll be deleted. If you try to delete one that's not safe to delete, windows (or dos) will tell you access to that file was denied.

    So yes, it's ok to select all and press delete.
     

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