Temporary files on your Windows 10 system are exactly what their name suggests, temporary. They have limited usage and once they finish their job, they become unneeded. However, they are kept on your computer, until you manually delete them.
In other words, if you are not that into the regular maintenance of your PC, and don’t remove them on regular basis, their numbers and the space that they consume may rise rapidly, with a real chance of affecting your PC performance as well.
Therefore, this type of files should be kept under control, and there is no better way to handle that than by knowing how to delete the Temporary files by yourself.
How to Delete Temporary Files on Windows 10
If you are still interested in how everything functions, these are the two ways you can manage it:
Deleting Temporary Files Through Windows 10 Settings
- If you have chosen this approach, these are the things you need to do. First, you need to type “Settings” in the “Search box”
and when they appear among the results, click on them.
- After that enter the “System”,
go to “Storage”
and in the newly opened window, enter “Temporary files”.
- Select that you want the “Temporary files” to be removed.
- Confirm that once again, by pressing the “Remove files” button and there you go.
- You have successfully removed the temporary files.
Deleting Files Through Disk Cleanup
- If you have opted for this second approach these are the steps that need to be followed. First, you need to enter “File Explorer” by clicking on it.
- After that, you need to right-click the System drive,
and in the drop-down menu select “Properties”.
- Enter the “General” tab
and press the “Disk Cleanup” button.
- After that, choose the “Cleanup system files” button
and mark the file type that you want to delete.
- Confirm all that by pressing “OK”,
click “Delete Files” button
and your job is finished. You have successfully deleted the temporary files from your PC.