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  1. Cleaning up nsmail, nscopy and newmsg files

    I have found a LOT of old files in my machine that I think are temporary
    files that should have been automatically deleted. Before I delete them
    myself I wanted to check here to be sure I'm not about to create a
    problem for myself.

    There are there are four file types:

    I have 106 "newmsg" files, named newmsg, newmsg-1 through newmsg-105
    with no suffix. Most, but not all, of the newmsg files are zero length
    files.

    I have 136 "nscopy" files, named nscopy.tmp, nscopy-1.tmp through
    nscopy-135.tmp

    I have nsmail-1.tmp through nsmail-461.tmp; nsmail-1.html through
    nsmail-7.html; and nsmail-1.eml through nsmail-146.eml.
    There is also an nsmail.doc file, an nsmail.eml file, an nsmail.html
    file, nsmail.mpeg, nsmail.ppt, nsmail.tmp, nsmail.txt

    On this Windows XP system they are all located in my Local Settings\Temp
    folder.

    Thanks for advice or pointers.
    Bernie

  2. Re: Cleaning up nsmail, nscopy and newmsg files

    On 08.06.2008 19:46, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused Bernie to
    generate the following:? :
    > I have found a LOT of old files in my machine that I think are temporary
    > files that should have been automatically deleted. Before I delete them
    > myself I wanted to check here to be sure I'm not about to create a
    > problem for myself.
    >
    > There are there are four file types:
    >
    > I have 106 "newmsg" files, named newmsg, newmsg-1 through newmsg-105
    > with no suffix. Most, but not all, of the newmsg files are zero length
    > files.
    >
    > I have 136 "nscopy" files, named nscopy.tmp, nscopy-1.tmp through
    > nscopy-135.tmp
    >
    > I have nsmail-1.tmp through nsmail-461.tmp; nsmail-1.html through
    > nsmail-7.html; and nsmail-1.eml through nsmail-146.eml.
    > There is also an nsmail.doc file, an nsmail.eml file, an nsmail.html
    > file, nsmail.mpeg, nsmail.ppt, nsmail.tmp, nsmail.txt
    >
    > On this Windows XP system they are all located in my Local Settings\Temp
    > folder.
    >
    > Thanks for advice or pointers.
    > Bernie
    >



    well, Bernie! that sure is a strange location.
    I recently "cleaned" my HD of (supposedly) all *.temp, *.tmp files but,
    looking at that location I find lots of ancient stuff still around!

    for those who can't find it, look here (XP-SP2 my end)
    C:\Documents and Settings\[your User Name]\Local Settings\Temp\.. (maybe
    sub-directories as well)

    I bet, if you spend a couple of hours searching, you'll find plenty more!

    reg

  3. Re: Cleaning up nsmail, nscopy and newmsg files

    Bernie keyboarded, On 6/8/2008 1:46 PM :
    > I have found a LOT of old files in my machine that I think are
    > temporary files that should have been automatically deleted. Before I
    > delete them myself I wanted to check here to be sure I'm not about to
    > create a problem for myself.
    >
    > There are there are four file types:
    >
    > I have 106 "newmsg" files, named newmsg, newmsg-1 through newmsg-105
    > with no suffix. Most, but not all, of the newmsg files are zero
    > length files.


    Those are nothing but trash now. There possibly left over from
    processing attachments.

    >
    > I have 136 "nscopy" files, named nscopy.tmp, nscopy-1.tmp through
    > nscopy-135.tmp


    Here again junk to send to to the dump.

    > I have nsmail-1.tmp through nsmail-461.tmp; nsmail-1.html through
    > nsmail-7.html; and nsmail-1.eml through nsmail-146.eml.
    > There is also an nsmail.doc file, an nsmail.eml file, an nsmail.html
    > file, nsmail.mpeg, nsmail.ppt, nsmail.tmp, nsmail.txt


    Any file ending in .eml are either saved messages or were attachments.
    You can use the File > Open saved massage... to review those.

    >
    > On this Windows XP system they are all located in my Local
    > Settings\Temp folder.
    >
    > Thanks for advice or pointers.
    > Bernie



    --
    Ron K.
    Who is General Failure, and why is he searching my HDD?
    Kernel Restore reported Major Error used BSOD to msg the enemy!

  4. Re: Cleaning up nsmail, nscopy and newmsg files

    squaredancer wrote:
    > On 08.06.2008 19:46, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused Bernie to
    > generate the following:? :
    >> I have found a LOT of old files in my machine that I think are
    >> temporary files that should have been automatically deleted. Before I
    >> delete them myself I wanted to check here to be sure I'm not about to
    >> create a problem for myself.
    >>
    >> There are there are four file types:
    >>
    >> I have 106 "newmsg" files, named newmsg, newmsg-1 through newmsg-105
    >> with no suffix. Most, but not all, of the newmsg files are zero
    >> length files.
    >>
    >> I have 136 "nscopy" files, named nscopy.tmp, nscopy-1.tmp through
    >> nscopy-135.tmp
    >>
    >> I have nsmail-1.tmp through nsmail-461.tmp; nsmail-1.html through
    >> nsmail-7.html; and nsmail-1.eml through nsmail-146.eml.
    >> There is also an nsmail.doc file, an nsmail.eml file, an nsmail.html
    >> file, nsmail.mpeg, nsmail.ppt, nsmail.tmp, nsmail.txt
    >>
    >> On this Windows XP system they are all located in my Local
    >> Settings\Temp folder.
    >>
    >> Thanks for advice or pointers.
    >> Bernie
    >>

    >
    >
    > well, Bernie! that sure is a strange location.
    > I recently "cleaned" my HD of (supposedly) all *.temp, *.tmp files but,
    > looking at that location I find lots of ancient stuff still around!
    >
    > for those who can't find it, look here (XP-SP2 my end)
    > C:\Documents and Settings\[your User Name]\Local Settings\Temp\.. (maybe
    > sub-directories as well)
    >
    > I bet, if you spend a couple of hours searching, you'll find plenty more!
    >
    > reg


    It may be a strange location but Windows has been putting temp files
    there for a while now. I also think that Windows sets the environment
    variables TMP and TEMP to point to this location by default. I am not
    sure if/how/when windows every reclaims space from this location. But
    the typical expectation is that files stored in TMP or TEMP can be
    deleted at any time. So they are only for use with data having a very
    short lifespan. Windows offers a disk cleanup tool which will report how
    much space is used in this location (as well as others) and permit you
    to optionally have files there removed. To get there use:

    Start->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools->Disk Cleanup

    Then choose a disk to evaluate. In this case, C: and after a while a
    dialog comes up that lets you "clean" (remove files from) various
    locations. One of these are Temporary Files (note this is different from
    Temporary Internet Files).

  5. Re: Cleaning up nsmail, nscopy and newmsg files

    Ron K. wrote:
    > Bernie keyboarded, On 6/8/2008 1:46 PM :
    >> I have found a LOT of old files in my machine that I think are
    >> temporary files that should have been automatically deleted. Before I
    >> delete them myself I wanted to check here to be sure I'm not about to
    >> create a problem for myself.
    >>
    >> There are there are four file types:
    >>
    >> I have 106 "newmsg" files, named newmsg, newmsg-1 through newmsg-105
    >> with no suffix. Most, but not all, of the newmsg files are zero length
    >> files.

    >
    > Those are nothing but trash now. There possibly left over from
    > processing attachments.
    >
    >>
    >> I have 136 "nscopy" files, named nscopy.tmp, nscopy-1.tmp through
    >> nscopy-135.tmp

    >
    > Here again junk to send to to the dump.
    >
    >> I have nsmail-1.tmp through nsmail-461.tmp; nsmail-1.html through
    >> nsmail-7.html; and nsmail-1.eml through nsmail-146.eml.
    >> There is also an nsmail.doc file, an nsmail.eml file, an nsmail.html
    >> file, nsmail.mpeg, nsmail.ppt, nsmail.tmp, nsmail.txt

    >
    > Any file ending in .eml are either saved messages or were attachments.
    > You can use the File > Open saved massage... to review those.
    >
    >>
    >> On this Windows XP system they are all located in my Local
    >> Settings\Temp folder.
    >>
    >> Thanks for advice or pointers.
    >> Bernie

    >
    >

    Plus if you see any of these moz-screenshot.jpg
    They can go away also.
    https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=223909#c76
    I'm pretty sure this condition still exists.
    --
    JoeS



  6. Re: Cleaning up nsmail, nscopy and newmsg files

    On 09.06.2008 01:50, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused
    whitedavidp@fastmail.us to generate the following:? :
    > squaredancer wrote:
    >
    >> On 08.06.2008 19:46, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused Bernie to
    >> generate the following:? :
    >>
    >>> I have found a LOT of old files in my machine that I think are
    >>> temporary files that should have been automatically deleted. Before I
    >>> delete them myself I wanted to check here to be sure I'm not about to
    >>> create a problem for myself.
    >>>
    >>> There are there are four file types:
    >>>
    >>> I have 106 "newmsg" files, named newmsg, newmsg-1 through newmsg-105
    >>> with no suffix. Most, but not all, of the newmsg files are zero
    >>> length files.
    >>>
    >>> I have 136 "nscopy" files, named nscopy.tmp, nscopy-1.tmp through
    >>> nscopy-135.tmp
    >>>
    >>> I have nsmail-1.tmp through nsmail-461.tmp; nsmail-1.html through
    >>> nsmail-7.html; and nsmail-1.eml through nsmail-146.eml.
    >>> There is also an nsmail.doc file, an nsmail.eml file, an nsmail.html
    >>> file, nsmail.mpeg, nsmail.ppt, nsmail.tmp, nsmail.txt
    >>>
    >>> On this Windows XP system they are all located in my Local
    >>> Settings\Temp folder.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks for advice or pointers.
    >>> Bernie
    >>>
    >>>

    >> well, Bernie! that sure is a strange location.
    >> I recently "cleaned" my HD of (supposedly) all *.temp, *.tmp files but,
    >> looking at that location I find lots of ancient stuff still around!
    >>
    >> for those who can't find it, look here (XP-SP2 my end)
    >> C:\Documents and Settings\[your User Name]\Local Settings\Temp\.. (maybe
    >> sub-directories as well)
    >>
    >> I bet, if you spend a couple of hours searching, you'll find plenty more!
    >>
    >> reg
    >>

    >
    > It may be a strange location but Windows has been putting temp files
    > there for a while now. I also think that Windows sets the environment
    > variables TMP and TEMP to point to this location by default. I am not
    > sure if/how/when windows every reclaims space from this location. But
    > the typical expectation is that files stored in TMP or TEMP can be
    > deleted at any time. So they are only for use with data having a very
    > short lifespan. Windows offers a disk cleanup tool which will report how
    > much space is used in this location (as well as others) and permit you
    > to optionally have files there removed. To get there use:
    >
    > Start->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools->Disk Cleanup
    >
    > Then choose a disk to evaluate. In this case, C: and after a while a
    > dialog comes up that lets you "clean" (remove files from) various
    > locations. One of these are Temporary Files (note this is different from
    > Temporary Internet Files).
    >



    preaching to the choir there!

    read what I did a couple of days ago!

    double click "Desktop" icon
    right click partition
    select Properties
    be surprised =-O at what you can do there!

    reg

  7. Re: Cleaning up nsmail, nscopy and newmsg files

    On 6/8/2008 6:50 PM, whitedavidp@fastmail.us wrote:
    > squaredancer wrote:
    >> On 08.06.2008 19:46, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused Bernie to
    >> generate the following:? :
    >>> I have found a LOT of old files in my machine that I think are
    >>> temporary files that should have been automatically deleted. Before
    >>> I delete them myself I wanted to check here to be sure I'm not about
    >>> to create a problem for myself.
    >>>
    >>> There are there are four file types:
    >>>
    >>> I have 106 "newmsg" files, named newmsg, newmsg-1 through newmsg-105
    >>> with no suffix. Most, but not all, of the newmsg files are zero
    >>> length files.
    >>>
    >>> I have 136 "nscopy" files, named nscopy.tmp, nscopy-1.tmp through
    >>> nscopy-135.tmp
    >>>
    >>> I have nsmail-1.tmp through nsmail-461.tmp; nsmail-1.html through
    >>> nsmail-7.html; and nsmail-1.eml through nsmail-146.eml.
    >>> There is also an nsmail.doc file, an nsmail.eml file, an nsmail.html
    >>> file, nsmail.mpeg, nsmail.ppt, nsmail.tmp, nsmail.txt
    >>>
    >>> On this Windows XP system they are all located in my Local
    >>> Settings\Temp folder.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks for advice or pointers.
    >>> Bernie
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >> well, Bernie! that sure is a strange location.
    >> I recently "cleaned" my HD of (supposedly) all *.temp, *.tmp files
    >> but, looking at that location I find lots of ancient stuff still around!
    >>
    >> for those who can't find it, look here (XP-SP2 my end)
    >> C:\Documents and Settings\[your User Name]\Local Settings\Temp\..
    >> (maybe sub-directories as well)
    >>
    >> I bet, if you spend a couple of hours searching, you'll find plenty more!
    >>
    >> reg

    >
    > It may be a strange location but Windows has been putting temp files
    > there for a while now. I also think that Windows sets the environment
    > variables TMP and TEMP to point to this location by default. I am not
    > sure if/how/when windows every reclaims space from this location. But
    > the typical expectation is that files stored in TMP or TEMP can be
    > deleted at any time. So they are only for use with data having a very
    > short lifespan. Windows offers a disk cleanup tool which will report how
    > much space is used in this location (as well as others) and permit you
    > to optionally have files there removed. To get there use:
    >
    > Start->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools->Disk Cleanup
    >
    > Then choose a disk to evaluate. In this case, C: and after a while a
    > dialog comes up that lets you "clean" (remove files from) various
    > locations. One of these are Temporary Files (note this is different from
    > Temporary Internet Files).


    Thank you and thanks Ron. I've deleted those files and all seems well.

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