temporary folder

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temporary folder

A folder (directory) used to hold non-permanent files. The folder is easily created and deleted by the user. Windows creates a temporary folder in c:\windows\temp as a common folder for temporary use by applications. See temporary file and temporary Internet files.
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Remove garbage files in the TEMP directory. "Temp" files are temporary files that Windows creates as it operates.
Some programs don't follow the rules by placing their temp files conveniently in the TEMP directory. Some programs just throw them all over the place.
'When run, it copies itself to a TEMP directory and displays a Window entitled, 'Flash' which reads 'JibJab Loading'.