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Tip of the Week --- Deleting Temporary Files

PublicationDate: 6/12/98
Summary: Tip of the Week --- Deleting Temporary Files
Author: CPS - Central Processing System (CPS)


Posted June 12, 1998

TO: All Destination Points
FROM: CPS Customer Service
RE: Tip of the Week --- Deleting Temporary Files

This week's tip on deleting temporary files is the third in a three-part series of tips on
maintaining optimum database and PC performance. Following the processes outlined in
these messages could help improve your processing speed. The first tip covered the
Repair and Compact utilities, and the second addressed running the Scandisk and Disk
Defragmenter utilities.

EDExpress and Pell Payment for Windows users should clear unneeded temporary files
from the hard drives of all standalone or network workstation PCs on a weekly basis.
Clearing temporary files will improve printing and importing speed, as well as optimize
the performance of your PC.

Before deleting any temporary files as directed below, we recommend you consult with
your PC support staff and determine if this optimization process is already a part of a
scheduled upkeep routine.

Windows 95/NT users: To clear temporary files off your hard drive(s), go to Start/Find
and select Files or Folders. On the "Find:All Files" screen, type *.TMP for the "Named"
field, select your hard drive designation (usually C:for the "Look in" field, and click on
"Find Now". When the search is complete, highlight the files in the resulting list by
holding down your Shift key and hitting the End key, then hit the Delete key. Click
"yes" on the prompt to send the selected files to your Recycle Bin. Repeat this process
for any other local drives you may have, or close Find. Be sure to clear your Recycle Bin
by right-clicking on your Recycle Bin icon on your desktop and selecting "Empty
Recycle Bin".

Windows 3.X users: To clear temporary files off your hard drive(s), first start your File
Manager from the Main group of your Program Manager. In File Manager, go to
File/Search, type *.TMP in the "Search For" field, and your hard drive designation
(usually C:in the "Start From" field, then click "OK". When the search is complete,
highlight all the file in the results window by holding down your Shift key and hitting the
End key, then hit the Delete button. Click "OK" on the message asking you to confirm
the delete, then click "Yes" to the "update search results?" prompt to verify your
temporary files have been deleted. Repeat process with other local drives, or close File
Manager.

If you have any questions, please contact CPS Customer Service at 1-800-330-5947, or
via e-mail at CPS@NCS.COM.

Last Modified: 08/16/1999