What are temp files?
Your computer uses “temp files” or “temporary files” to temporarily store information that is used by applications and your operating system. The system does this to create a smoother user experience and allowing you to easily remove these files.
Temp files can accumulate and take up large quantities of storage space on your computer. For this reason, it is important to delete temp files periodically.
How to clear temp files
- Open the Taskbar and locate the search box. Type disk cleanup. From the list of results you can select Disk Cleanup.
- Choose which drive you would like to clean up and select OK.
- Select the File Type under Files to delete. You will see a description of the file type when you select it.
- Select OK to delete the temp files.
- Click on Start ⊞ and select Settings⚙, or use Windows + I to quickly open Settings.
- Select System > Storage and click on the Temporary Files. The system will then scan and then display all temporary files.
- Click on the checkbox next to the type of files you want to remove.
- Click on the Remove Files button near the top of the window to delete your temp files.