How To Delete Temporary Files In Windows 10


An additional quality feature in Windows 10 is to delete the temporary files and folders. The users can delete the temporary files and folders in Windows 10 by using the various in-built tools such as the Disk Management tool and Disk Cleanup tool and also by third-party apps. It is a well-known feature among most Windows users.

Temporary files are created by the operating system when the user is performing or completing a task. But, when the temporary files are created in a huge amount in the system, they are responsible for a slowdown of the system.

By deleting the temporary files and folders, the user can get a significant amount of free space and enhance the performance of the operating system.

This tutorial will show you various ways of how to delete all temporary files and folders in Windows 10.

Method 1 - Delete Temporary Files Using System Settings

Step 1

From the Start Menu, click on the Settings button.


Alternatively, by pressing the "Windows + I" key, you can directly open the "Windows Settings".

Step 2

"Windows Settings" will appear on the screen, then click on the "System" option.

windows settings

Step 3

Click on the "Storage" option.

click on the storage

Step 4

Choose any drive (local storage) to check where space is being used.

choose any drive

Step 5

Now, click on the "Temporary files" option.

click on the Temporary files

Step 6

Find the "Temporary files" option and click (select) on it and then click on the "Remove files" button to remove the temporary files.

select temporary files options

Method 2. Via Disk Cleanup

Step 1

From the Search, type "Disk Cleanup" and press enter to open the "Disk Cleanup" Window.

Step 2

"Disk Cleanup" window will appear on the screen and select the drive you want to clean up.

Disk Cleanup

Step 3

Under the "Files to delete" section, check or select the "temporary files" option and click on the "OK" button.

select temporary files option

Method 3. Delete Temporary Files Using Temp Folder

Step 1

From the Start menu, open the Run dialog box or you can Press the "Window + R" key to open the RUN window.

Step 2

Type "%temp%" and click on the OK button.

RUN Command

And, you can also find the temporary files in the "Temp" folder by typing the "temp" command or by typing the "C:\Windows\Temp" path in the Run window. Similarly, you can open the "%temp%" folder by typing the following path in the Run Window, "C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Local\Temp".

Step 3

Select all the files and folders containing it and then press the "Delete" key to delete all the temporary files and folders to the "Recycle Bin".

select all and delete

Step 4

Finally, open the "Recycle Bin" and by clicking on the "Empty Recycle Bin" option you can delete permanently all the temporary files and folders if you want.

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By following any of the above methods, you can delete all the temporary files and folders in Windows 10.

Similarly, To learn more about how to clear the system cache in Windows 10, visit How To Clear the System Cache In Windows 10.

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