How Delete temporary files in windows 10: Temporary files are basically the files stored by apps on your PC to carry your information. When it comes to Windows 10 there are many other types of temporary files like files left over after the OS is upgraded, logs upgraded, reporting of errors, files stored during Windows installation etc.,
Although the temporary files do not cause any harm but can occupy a lot of space on the hard drive. It later stops you from even install the Windows 10 new version. Luckily, Windows 10 also provides a couple of methods to erase the temporary files from your system with the help of disk cleanup tool and Settings App.
Let us understand how to delete temporary files on your Windows 10 and vacate the space.
Delete the temporary files with the help of Settings
Windows 10 allows you to use Settings app to delete the temporary files automatically/manually or automatically starting with version 1803.
In order to erase the temporary files manually on Windows 10 with the help of Settings here is what you need to do using Settings
- Open – Settings
- Click – System.
- Click – Storage.
- Click the link – Free up space now
Select list of files you wish to remove along with
- Windows upgrade log files.
- System created Windows Error Reporting files.
- Windows Defender Antivirus.
- Windows Update Cleanup.
- Temporary files.
- Recycle Bin.
- Temporary Internet Files.
- Delivery Optimization Files.
- DirectX Shader Cache.
- Previous Windows Installation(s).
- Click on the button – Remove files
After you are done with the steps given above, the files you have selected will be deleted permanently from your PC and it will also free up the space.
Delete temporary files automatically with Storage sense
You can also use the option – “Storage sense” in order to vacate the space automatically by erase the temporary files as well as the content stored in recycle bin.
To delete the files automatically that you don’t need on your Windows 10 system with help of settings follow the steps given below
- Open – Settings
- Click – System
- Click – Storage
- Turn on the toggle switch that says – ‘Storage Sense’
Once you complete the steps given above the temporary files stored on your system will be automatically deleted by Windows 10 and also the files that are present in recycle bin for past 30 days.
Removing temporary files with the help of Disk Cleanup
In case you see a message on your system saying the device doesn’t have sufficient space then you can utilize – Disk Cleanup tool to remove the temporary files and vacate the space on your PC.
Deleting temporary files with Disk Cleanup from Windows 10
- Open – File Explorer
- Click – This PC.
- Right-click on the drive having Windows 10 installation and then choose- Properties.
- Click the button- Disk Cleanup
- Click the button –Cleanup system files
- Check the specific items you wish to remove
- Click – OK.
- Click – Delete Files to finish the process
Apply one of the any methods mentioned above and delete your all temporary files in windows 10.Follow Us On: