Another useful feature in Windows 10 is the ability to delete temporary files and folders. Users in Windows 10 can delete temporary files and folders by using in-built tools such as the Disk Management tool and the Disk Cleanup tool, as well as third-party apps. Most Windows users are familiar with this feature.
When a user performs or completes a task, the operating system creates temporary files. However, when a large number of temporary files are created in the system, they cause the system to slow down.
By deleting temporary files and folders, the user can gain a significant amount of free space and improve the operating system’s performance.
This tutorial will demonstrate various methods for deleting all temporary files and folders in Windows 10.
Delete Temp Files Using Disk Cleanup
Disk Cleanup is a Windows 10 program that allows you to quickly delete files that are no longer needed, including temp files.
STEP 1 – To access Disk Cleanup, type “Disk Cleanup” into the Windows Search bar and then select the “Disk Cleanup” app from the search results.
STEP 2 – The Disk Cleanup for Windows (C:) dialog box will appear. Check the boxes next to the types of temporary files you want to delete, then click “OK.”
STEP 3 – A message will appear asking you to confirm that you want to delete the files you’ve chosen. “Delete Files” should be selected.
The system will then begin deleting the temp files that you have chosen.
Delete Temp Files From the Settings App
Temp files can also be deleted from the Settings app.
- To begin, open Settings by clicking the Windows icon in the bottom-left corner of the desktop to open the Start menu, followed by the gear icon. Alternatively, you can press Windows+i.
- The Settings dialog box will appear. Select “System” from the drop-down menu.
- Then, in the left-hand pane, select “Storage.”
- On the following screen, select “Temporary Files” from the Windows (C:) group.
- Your system will display a list of what it considers temporary files. Select the files to be deleted by checking the box next to them and then clicking “Remove Files.”
Windows 10 will now start deleting temporary files.
As previously stated, deleting temp files is a good way to regain storage space, but it’s also possible that deleting temp files can help improve the performance of your PC if it’s running slowly. If deleting the temp files didn’t help, try clearing your computer’s cache.