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How to Delete Temporary Files in Windows 10?

  • Last Updated : 06 Jun, 2021

Sometimes, despite having enough RAM, our system lags or hangs. This trouble can be due to storage issues or any extra unnecessary program running in the background. One way to prevent this slowing down of our system is to delete temporary files created automatically as it will boost your system’s performance.

1. Deleting all temp files:

To delete all the temporary files follow the below steps:

Step 1: Press Windows key + R to open the Run command. Then type “temp” in the search field and press OK

type in “temp” and press ok

                        

Step 2: Now, select all temp files using ctrl + A and then press delete.



Select all and press delete

                         

2. Deleting local temp files: 

To delete the local temporary files follow the below steps:

Step 1: Press Windows key + R  to open the Run command. Then type “%temp%” in the search field and press OK

Type %temp% and press OK

                             

Step 2: Now, select all local temp files using ctrl + A and then press delete.

Select all files and press delete

                                 

3. Deleting local temp files using Prefetch: 

To delete the local temporary files using Prefetch follow the below steps:

 Step 1: Press Windows key + R  to open the Run command. Then type “Prefetch” in the search field and press OK.

Type “prefetch” and press ok

                                   

Step 2: Now, select all prefetch files using ctrl + A and then press delete.

Select all prefetch files and press delete

                              

Finally, delete all the files from recycle bin too. All temporary files are deleted, and now you are good to go!!

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