How to remove temporary files from Windows 10 to make your PC run faster
For this reason, today we will show you how to remove temporary files from your computers in two different ways, one is through the run dialog box and the other is through the Windows disk cleanup function.
We start with the run dialog:
- The first step is to access the temporary files. To do this, we hold down the Windows button and the R on the keyboard. The Run dialog box will open.
- Enter the word Temp in the dialog box and press Enter. The folder containing the temporary files will appear on the screen.
- Hold down the Ctrl key and select the files you want to delete.
- In case you want to delete all files press Ctrl + A and delete. It is important to note that before deleting all the files at once the programs must be closed.
- After selecting the files to delete, press Ctrl + D. If a program is running whose files are going to be deleted, the system itself will notify us.
- Once you have deleted all the files go to the recycle bin to delete the temporary files permanently.
This form is the longest and most complex, but it is preferred by computer scientists since it allows greater control of what is deleted and what is not touched. Once seen we go with the simplest option.
Steps to follow with the Disk Cleanup tool:
- On the taskbar, find Disk Cleanup and open the app.
- In the pop-up window, select the drive you want to clean and click OK. Another dialog box will appear.
- Select the files by checking the adjacent box and click OK.
- In case a prompt appears on the screen, select "delete files" and confirm your command. The cleanup process will begin to discard temporary files and permanently delete them.
With these tricks anyone can make their Windows PC run a little faster without spending any money along the way.
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