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How to Remove Temporary Files from your Computer

What are “Temporary” files?

Temporary files are files created by the computer Operating System to:

  • “hold information temporarily”  while a file —a needed working file— is being created.
  • The deleting of temporary files should be a regular task.

Process 1

  1. Click the File Explorer icon on the Taskbar.
  2. Click the This PC icon on the left of Explorer.
  3. Double Click the C:\ Drive to view the contents of this ‘Directory’.
  4. Double Click the Windows Folder to see the contents of this ‘Directory’.
  5. Open the Temp Folder.
  6. Delete any files and folders present in the Temp Folder
    (you may have to skip several files or folders—this is normal.)

Process 2

  1. Right-Click the Windows Start Icon.
  2. Click ‘Run’—just above in the left side icon list.
  3. In the entry window type %temp% and Click OK.
  4. Select all the files and folders listed in the Window opening and delete them.
    (you may have to skip several files or folders—this is normal.)

Process 3

  1. Click the Windows Start Icon.
  2. Click the Settings Icon.
  3. Click Update & Security.
  4. On the right Click Check Storage.
  5. When the checking has settled, Double-Click on Temporary Files
  6. Tick all Boxes, but NOT Downloads
  7. Click Remove Files
  8. The removal process will begin, which may take some time.

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