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'Temporary Items' folder bug
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Dec 23, 1999, 12:09 AM
 
For those of you who don't know, MacOS 9.0 has "issues" with the Temporary Items folder, an invisible folder at the root level of your hard disk. Programs use it to store -- amazingly! -- temporary items. Usually, it's cleared at boot (or re-boot as the case may be), but OS 9 seems to not clear it regularily.

There are a few work arounds, including Sherlock, Transmit (FTP client), Norton WipeInfo, etc. However, each is a pain in their own unique way.

I've found a new solution. Turly O'Connor's FinderPop (www.finderpop.com) will allow you to delete the TemporaryItems folder and, additionally, do so many cool things for your contextual menus that your head will spin.
     
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Feb 11, 2000, 07:02 PM
 
Sorry for resurrecting such an old post, but does anyone know of any other utility for emptying the Temporaory Items folder?

tooki
     
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Feb 11, 2000, 09:54 PM
 
search versiontracker, keywords:

eradicator

empty temp folder

invisible file copier

and try just 'temp items' for other possible solutions

oh yes, AutoPurge too

or just look here:
http://www.macnn.com/contributions/tempitemsfold.shtml



[This message has been edited by mkbhatia (edited 02-12-2000).]
     
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Feb 12, 2000, 01:53 AM
 
Does anyone know if Apple is planning a fix for this issue or should we all be expected to own a copy of finderpop or some similar application? Just Curious.
     
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Feb 12, 2000, 04:07 AM
 
the items mentioned in my previous post are free
     
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Feb 18, 2000, 12:04 AM
 
Okay, I tried to use finderpop, but I have no clue exactly how to use this control panel to delete the temporary items folder. I also tried to find the Temp items folder with Sherlock 2, I found the folder, but was unable to drag it to the trash.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated
     
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Feb 18, 2000, 01:51 PM
 
I'll vouch for AutoPurge. Couldn't be easier to use. Double click, it purges, and it quits. "Rescued items" appear in the Trash.

peace,
Linda
     
   
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