Temporary files are information that apps produce to get quick access to the tasks performed by the user between the communication of programs and RAM. They are also considered as a backup that the Operating System creates before modifying any file to recover its good state if there is a failure.
Although as a rule, the temporary files of the uninstalled programs should disappear, the truth is that they remain, especially if you have canceled tasks suddenly or forced the computer to shut down.
Browsers also assume this feature and store a large amount of temporary or cache files that fill our memory. An overload of this information can give rise to repercussions such as slowness or malfunction.
Clean your hard drive of this type of files promotes the performance of your computer because it will run more smoothly. This is because you are freeing space in your System, a space that will benefit performance. Also, this type of files usually contains malicious files such as viruses so, in addition to performing a routine analysis with antivirus, it is necessary to get rid of them even though there are some that are beneficial.
This type of deletion can be beneficial when conducting audits since it is a type of information that can reveal data that existed although they have been erased and that can serve as evidence in judicial matters. If you want to delete information permanently, it is essential to take these precautions.
Therefore, in this tutorial we will show you how accessible and useful it is to erase these temporary files from your computer, improving their performance and efficiency.
Method #1: Delete Temporary Files using Settings
- The first thing you need to do is open Settings using the key combination Winkey + I
- In the next window that appears, click on System
- Now, on the left click on Storage
- On the left, click on This PC
- Once inside, you will see a break down of the memory of your computer according to the category. If you scroll down you will find the option of Temporary Files, click on it.
- Finally, under Temporary Files click on the Delete Temporary Files
- To confirm the action click on Delete
This is the easiest way to delete temporary files in Windows 10. The next method is traditional since the Windows XP era.
Method #2: Delete Temporary Files [Traiditional Way]
There is another way to delete temporary files from your Windows 10.
- Open the Run console pressing the keys Winkey + R
- Now type the command %temp%, and press Enter to open the temporary files folder
- The folder that opens contains the temporary files of your system.
- Now you have to select everything inside and delete it.
As you can see, it is straightforward to delete these temporary files, how much space they can occupy in our System. Although sometimes they can help, the dark side of it is the bad influence it can exert on our computer, making its performance slow down.
If you want more ways to keep your computer clean of temporary files that are busy space on your computer,check our others tutorials to clean the computer and memory.