11GB in this invisible temp folder

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by patent10021, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. patent10021 macrumors 68030


    Apr 23, 2004
    Recently I am getting disk full messages when performing the simplest of functions with my HP scanner. I delete a bit to gain storage space back but quickly the message comes back after I scan a few docs.

    So I surmised that it's a temp folder somewhere and sure enough there is 11GB hiding out here:


    (10.89 GB on disk) for 398 items

    Every single file is named "hpf…TMP" so this is obviously the culprit. Why does the scanner do this? There are no settings to prevent temp files. I'll just delete all of them except of today's.
  2. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    Are you using Image Capture or some third-party software?
  3. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    HP scanner software storing temp files perhaps ?
  4. patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68030


    Apr 23, 2004
    Yup, that's what I was saying above. There are invisible temp files put there by the crap HP scanner software.

    What kind if software keeps an invisible temp version of your scans even after they've been deleted? Nuts! 11GB of temp files! Yikes.

    And no there are zero HO settings to turn off anything to do with temp files or cache or anything. Unbelievable.


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