How to Delete Temporary Files on Windows 10

If you use a Windows 10 PC/Laptop or any Windows device, chances are that you have heard of this term called Temporary Files. Temporary files are files created by various processes that run on your computer. These are usually small size files created to temporarily contain information while a new file is being made.

While most temporary files are automatically deleted when the process is closed, there are some temporary files that still remain and over time, accumulate to the extent that these temporary files start hogging at your computer storage. In this tutorial, we will take a look at how you can delete these temporary files from your Windows 10 PC/Laptop.

Let’s get started –

  1. The first thing you want to do is to open a Run window. Press the Windows key + R on your keyboard to open the Run Command Window. Enter the keyword temp into the search bar and press Enter.

  1. You will now see a file browser window with a list of all temporary files found on your PC/Laptop. Select all the Files and Folders in the list, and then press the Delete key on your keyboard to delete the Temporary Files.

  1. While the process is ongoing, you may get a few errors stating that a particular file or folder is in use. In such cases, just click on the skip button and keep the process going.

  1. Once the Temp files folder is empty, head over to the desktop and right-click on the Recycle Bin icon, and select Empty Recycle Bin. This will permanently delete the temporary files from your Windows 10 PC/Laptop.

This is how you can delete temporary files on your Windows 10 PC/Laptop. Make sure you clear the temporary files every week to keep storage optimized on your Computer.


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