Delete Temporary Files in Windows 10 to free up Drive Space

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Delete Temporary Files in Windows 10 to free up Drive Space on your PC/Laptop. OK, let’s follow the below steps and check if you are able to delete the temporary files using disk cleanup.

  1. Press Windows + R keys on the keyboard to open run command prompt.
  2. You can use Disk Cleanup to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your drives, which can help your PC run faster. It can delete temporary files and system files, empty the Recycle Bin, and remove a variety of other items that you might no longer need.Type cleanmgr in the run text box and hit Enter key on the keyboard.
  3. Select the drive where the Temporary files are present. (From the drive where you would like to free up the disk space)
  4. Click on OK. (The disk cleanup will take some time to analyze the unused files on the drive)
  5. Once the Disk cleanup window pop up, check the box Temporary files and Temporary internet files if you need under the Files to delete menu.
  6. Click on OK.

After it, now you can check whether you are able to delete the Temporary files. Then to free up drive space on your PC/Laptop Windows 10, follow steps below.

Check the current Space on your PC

  1. Click Windows Logo.
  2. Select Setting.
  3. Click System.
  4. Click Storage.
  5. Note the amount of free space and total size.

Note: You can view the size of your Windows Store apps and choose whether to uninstall them by tapping or clicking See my app sizes. You can also free up space by tapping or clicking Empty my Recycle Bin if you have files there.

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How to use Disk Cleanup

Cleaning out your PC on a regular basis frees up drive space and helps it run better. One of the easiest ways to clean up files you no longer need is by using Disk Cleanup.
  1. Open Disk Cleanup by clicking the Start button. In the search box > type Disk Cleanup then in the list of results select Disk Cleanup.
  2. If prompted, select the drive that you want to clean up, and then select OK.
  3. In the Disk Cleanup dialog box in the Description section, select Clean up system files.
  4. If prompted, select the drive that you want to clean up, and then select OK.
  5. In the Disk Cleanup dialog box, on the Disk Cleanup select the check boxes for the file types that you want to delete, and then select OK. To remove data from a previous installation of Windows, select the Previous Windows installation(s) check box.
  6. In the message that appears, select Delete files.
  7. Go back to Computer in File Explorer, select the drive you cleaned up, and then select Refresh. If you need to free more space (the drive is still marked red), go to the next tip.
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