How to Delete Temporary Files in Windows 10

3. Deleting the Temporary Folders.

Disk cleanup tool removes the most of the junk and temporary files. But there are more places where are other temporary files are stored. We call them Temp folders. They are actually 2 different folders. How to open them?

Press Win + R > Type “temp” or “%temp%” one after one. When the Window opens, select all files and delete them.

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But be extra careful and manually check the temp folders, most of the time they are a totally waste, and you can delete and get rid of them immediately. There are also 3rd party cleanup tools like “Ccleaner, ” but we won’t recommend them, the built-in tool and some knowledge is just enough to remove all the temporary files and folders from your computer.

Another location of temp folder can be accessed by typing “%temp%” using the Run dialog. Or manually you can find the folder at this location “C:\Users\YOUR_USERNAME\AppData\Local\Temp” using File Explorer.

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Let’s see how much space these files are taking on my computer — around 726MB. And this was after just a couple of days from the last time cleaned this all. So basically you should be cleaning this junk at least once in a month. Or once in every 2 months. How much you care of your computer is up to you.

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