What are plugtmp Folders? - Mozilla

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  1. What are plugtmp Folders?

    There are several sub folders in my C:\WINDOWS\TEMP folder named plugtmp
    with numbers after them.. For examplelugtmp-1, plugtmp-2. These
    folders all seem to be empty. I gather that they have something to do
    with Mozilla, but what are they and can they be safely removed?

    Sharon

  2. Re: What are plugtmp Folders?

    Sharon wrote:
    > There are several sub folders in my C:\WINDOWS\TEMP folder named plugtmp
    > with numbers after them.. For examplelugtmp-1, plugtmp-2. These
    > folders all seem to be empty. I gather that they have something to do
    > with Mozilla, but what are they and can they be safely removed?
    >
    > Sharon


    Sharon,

    As long as Firefox isn't running you can delete most of the temp files
    without worry, but I would recommend using a program to do that for you.
    A good, customizable program for just that reason is CCleaner. It's free
    as in beer and it has no spyware, malware or other harmful hidden
    software to speak of. Also, it's updated quite frequently.

    You can get it at http://www.ccleaner.com/

    Kind Regards,
    HeyItsMe

  3. Re: What are plugtmp Folders?

    HeyItsMe wrote:

    > Sharon wrote:
    >
    >>There are several sub folders in my C:\WINDOWS\TEMP folder named plugtmp
    >>with numbers after them.. For examplelugtmp-1, plugtmp-2. These
    >>folders all seem to be empty. I gather that they have something to do
    >>with Mozilla, but what are they and can they be safely removed?
    >>
    >>Sharon

    >
    >
    > Sharon,
    >
    > As long as Firefox isn't running you can delete most of the temp files
    > without worry, but I would recommend using a program to do that for you.
    > A good, customizable program for just that reason is CCleaner. It's free
    > as in beer and it has no spyware, malware or other harmful hidden
    > software to speak of. Also, it's updated quite frequently.
    >
    > You can get it at http://www.ccleaner.com/
    >
    > Kind Regards,
    > HeyItsMe

    There is a bug regarding the temp files:
    https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=281284 but this applies
    to very old versions of Firefox and Mozilla Suite:
    http://www.mozilla.org/security/anno...sa2005-28.html

    --
    Time for another change

  4. Re: What are plugtmp Folders?

    HeyItsMe wrote:
    > Sharon wrote:
    >
    >> There are several sub folders in my C:\WINDOWS\TEMP folder named
    >> plugtmp with numbers after them.. For examplelugtmp-1, plugtmp-2.
    >> These folders all seem to be empty. I gather that they have something
    >> to do with Mozilla, but what are they and can they be safely removed?
    >>
    >> Sharon

    >
    >
    > Sharon,
    >
    > As long as Firefox isn't running you can delete most of the temp files
    > without worry, but I would recommend using a program to do that for you.
    > A good, customizable program for just that reason is CCleaner. It's free
    > as in beer and it has no spyware, malware or other harmful hidden
    > software to speak of. Also, it's updated quite frequently.
    >
    > You can get it at http://www.ccleaner.com/
    >
    > Kind Regards,
    > HeyItsMe

    Thanks, I'll check it out. I already empty Temp files on a regular
    basis. I usually like to check and see what's there first though, and I
    was curious about the plugtmp folders.

    Sharon

  5. Re: What are plugtmp Folders?

    gwtc wrote:
    > HeyItsMe wrote:
    >
    >> Sharon wrote:
    >>
    >>> There are several sub folders in my C:\WINDOWS\TEMP folder named
    >>> plugtmp with numbers after them.. For examplelugtmp-1, plugtmp-2.
    >>> These folders all seem to be empty. I gather that they have something
    >>> to do with Mozilla, but what are they and can they be safely removed?
    >>>
    >>> Sharon

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Sharon,
    >>
    >> As long as Firefox isn't running you can delete most of the temp files
    >> without worry, but I would recommend using a program to do that for
    >> you. A good, customizable program for just that reason is CCleaner.
    >> It's free as in beer and it has no spyware, malware or other harmful
    >> hidden software to speak of. Also, it's updated quite frequently.
    >>
    >> You can get it at http://www.ccleaner.com/
    >>
    >> Kind Regards,
    >> HeyItsMe

    >
    > There is a bug regarding the temp files:
    > https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=281284 but this applies to
    > very old versions of Firefox and Mozilla Suite:
    > http://www.mozilla.org/security/anno...sa2005-28.html
    >

    Thanks. I am running Firefox 1.5.0.1 though.

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