A temporary file is a file for the temporary storage of information and data under MS Windows 11, 10, ... and Server OS, as well as under MAC OS, Linux, ... etc!
The temporary files and folders!
Usually, the temporary file is deleted when the program is closed. Most of the time, data is stored in the temporary files that is not so important for the program in question or the operating system itself. Because the temporary data can also be cleaned up or deleted .
The storage location of a temporary file also depends on the program and the operating system, with Microsoft Windows this can be called up directly via the Windows Explorer address bar by entering the environment variable % temp% and your personal temporary directory opens automatically!
In addition to the temporary directory of the operating system, many programs also use other folders instead of temporary files folders, but in their own program folder. These are often referred to with the file extension * .tmp ! For programs under Linux, temporary files are often created with the file extension .foo.
Can you delete temporary files?
Since there are no important program transformations, you can delete temporary files; the programs use them as temporarily stored and are not dependent on the information stored in the data and in it. Programs lock the files they are currently using to prevent them from being deleted.
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FAQ 33: Updated on: 19 July 2021 15:15