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Recently I have returned to CCleaner to clean up temporary files. I run it every few days and find files and delete them, but there is one file that is never deleted. I don't understand why. It is a relatively small file, only 5k, and is associated with Internet Explorer which I do not run. It is a temporary file, or so it says. It really is unimportant except that I'm curious about why it's there and why it doesn't delete. I've included a ss below.

Can anyone tell me what this file is, why it appears even though I don't run IE, and why CCleaner doesn't remove it?
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It is probably created again immediately by Windows (Internet Explorer is still integrated into Windows in some ways).
I wouldn't worry about it.
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(Yes, it's pretty small, but not that small, 5 MB.)

IE is integrated with OS, sort of, so even if you and I don't use it some actions can trigger the creation of cache files. For example, my email client can use IE for rendering HTML mails (as soon as I change view from txt to html a temp file is created). Could be other things related to Office or the OS as well.

(I have also noticed at times that it can take a few seconds extra to clean those files, together with the usual Fx cache etc. (I only use some of the settings in CCleaner.)
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Some files will only really be deleted after a restart of Windows.
But that also immediately creates new temporary files again...
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Argus: you think that you've got problems, but I find DumpStack.log.tmp which won't delete on the same disk as my page file, and it's all of 8 kB!
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I'm not the OP, John; I've got no problems.

Yes, I noticed you mentioned it, Hans. :smile:
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