How to Delete Temporary Files in Windows 10

As soon as you upgrade to the latest version of the Windows operating system, you notice leftover junk files, let’s call them “Temporary files.”

Deleting Temporary Files in Windows 10

Sure you can just delete them and save some space on the hard drive. But here is the catch, there are more than one location where temporary files are created and sometimes abandoned for no reason. This guide will cover such temporary files location and ways to get rid of them.

Why Windows /Programs leftover temporary files?

A program such as big as the Windows 10 and software’s setup are generally compressed, In order to install them on your computer, you’ll have to go through a process, which we often call setup or installation. In the installation phase, the software package should be extracted. After that, your computer writes files to the disc so you can use the software once it’s installed. The extracted files while the installation will still be there. Some programs clean them automatically while some do not.

1. Clear basic temporary files.

Right click on the Local Disk (C:) and from its properties click the “Disk Cleanup” button, the tool will scan for temporary files and other non-useful files. In the result box, scroll down and find and tick the “Temporary Files” now to clean it, click Ok.

You cal also launch the “Disk Cleanup” utility from the Start Menu > Windows Administrative Tools” > Disk Cleanup. There is an another way to open the tool. It can also launch by pressing Win + R > Type “cleanmgr” to launch the same.

There will be many types of junk and temp files, you can tick them all for sure, just you need to know what are you doing. But most of the free space can be achieved by deleting temporary files. Or just tick everything and delete them — that’s what I always do.

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