How to Delete Temp Files on Windows 10

If you are running out of memory on your computer, deleting temp files is a good idea to free-up memory space. The following guide shows how to delete temp files in Windows 10 using various methods. Read on to learn more.

By Joy Taylor | Last Updated: Apr. 16, 2020

In order for the system tools and installed apps on your computer to serve you with their features, these items create various kind of temp files on your machine. If you do not regularly delete these files from your computer, you will eventually find that these files are taking quite a large amount of your memory space. These files can also be the cause of your computer’s slow performance.

Therefore, it is highly recommended that you delete temporary files on a regular basis from your Windows 10 PC. There are a number of ways you can do it and the following guide shows how you can do it using the Disk Cleanup utility on your machine. Let’s check it out:

How to Delete Temp Files on Windows 10 with Disk Cleanup

If you have ever tried to clean up your PC, you have likely used the Disk Cleanup utility. It is a built-in utility on your computer that allows you to find and get rid of many kind of junk and temp files from your computer. The utility lets you delete temp as well as many other types of files from your machine.

Whether you have used the utility before or you are new to this built-in tool, the following should teach you how to clean the Windows 10 temp folder of any temp files on your PC.

Step 1. Open the Start Menu on your Windows 10 PC and search for and click on Disk Cleanup. It will launch the utility on your machine.

How to Delete Temp Files Windows 10 with Disk Cleanup - Launch Disk Cleanup

How to Delete Temp Files Windows 10 with Disk Cleanup – Launch Disk Cleanup

Step 2. When the Disk Cleanup utility launches, you will be asked to choose a drive to clean up. Select your main Windows drive which usually is C drive and click on OK.

Step 3. The utility will scan your drive to find unwanted files. When the scan is done, you will see the file types as well as the memory space they are occupying on your PC. Checkmark the Temporary files box and click on the OK button.

How to Delete Temp Files Windows 10 with Disk Cleanup - Delete Temporary Files

How to Delete Temp Files Windows 10 with Disk Cleanup – Delete Temporary Files

The utility will delete all the temp files from your Windows 10 computer. You should get a confirmation on your screen when the task is done.

How to Delete Temp Files on Windows 10 with Ashampoo WinOptimizer

Although the Disk Cleanup utility is extremely useful and lets you easily remove unwanted files from your PC, it does not have all the features that other third-party cleanup apps come with.

Enter Ashampoo WinOptimizer, an application that automatically finds temp as well as many other unnecessary files and deletes them from your computer. The app is actually a suite of tools where you have one tool for each of the cleaning task you want to perform on your computer.

Some of the features you are going to like in the app are:

The Ashampoo WinOptimizer app is more ideal for cleaning temp and other unnecessary files from your computer than the built-in Disk Cleanup tool. Download it on your PC and the following is how to delete temp files Windows 10.

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Step 1. Open Ashampoo WinOptimizer on your computer, select Maintain system in the left sidebar, and click on Drive Cleaner in the right panel. It will launch the clean up tool.

How to Delete Temp Files Windows 10 with Ashampoo WinOptimizer - Open Drive Cleaner

How to Delete Temp Files Windows 10 with Ashampoo WinOptimizer – Open Drive Cleaner

Step 2. On the following screen, you are going to find the file types the app will be removing from your system. Confirm the details and click on Delete now to start deleting your files.

How to Delete Temp Files Windows 10 with Ashampoo WinOptimizer - Review and Start Deleting Temp Files

How to Delete Temp Files Windows 10 with Ashampoo WinOptimizer – Review and Start Deleting Temp Files

Step 3. Wait while the app deletes the temp files from your system. When it is done, the following message will appear on your screen.

How to Delete Temp Files Windows 10 with Ashampoo WinOptimizer - Temp Files Removed

How to Delete Temp Files Windows 10 with Ashampoo WinOptimizer – Temp Files Removed

Ashampoo WinOptimizer has successfully removed all the temp files from your Windows 10 computer.

Conclusion

If you have not cleaned the temp folder on your machine for a long time, the above guide will help you delete temp files in Windows 10 using multiple methods. Once the files have been deleted, you will see an improvement in the performance of your computer.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.