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Summary

Temporary files are produced in Windows 7/10 as we are viewing web pages, running apps or editing files. Too many temporary files will take up too much space, and eventually run out of storage space. How to delete these temporary files safely? In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to delete these files and to recover important files if they are mistakenly deleted.



Tmp, temp files, including those leftovers after viewing the web pages, running apps or editing documents, can take up much disk space. To keep enough space, we should regularly delete these temp files in Windows7/10.
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How to delete tmp, temp files in Windows7/10? Here are some methods for you.

How to Delete Temp Files in Windows 10?

Method 1: Using Disk Cleanup to Delete Temp Files (Applicable to Windows 7)

① Start up the computer. Press the group keys [Win+R] to open Run, and then type and run the command [cleanmgr].
type cleanmgr in the run
② In Disk Cleanup, select the target drive and click [OK]. Basically, we prefer to the C disk.
drive selection in disk cleanup
③ Then the disk will be scanned. As it is finished, select the temporary files and click [OK] to delete.
scanning in disk cleanup
select temp files to delete in windows 10
④ At last, click [Delete Files].
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Method 2: Using Command Lines to Open Temp Files and Delete (Applicable to Win7)

① Press the group keys [Win+R] to open Run and then type and run the command [%TEMP%].
open command prompt to delete files
② It goes to the Temp folder where some temporary files are saved. Select the target Temp files or press [Ctrl+A] to select all.
open temp folder in windows 10
③ Right-click at these files or press the key to [Delete].
delete all temp files in the folder in windows 10
④ In this process, if the window pops up, like “Files in use”, click [Skip].
click to skip those files in use
⑤ Finally, go to [Recycle Bin] and empty it.
empty recycle bin in windows 10
If you are sure that you won’t use these temp files anymore, you can press the key Shift when deleting them. It can skip the part of Recycle Bin and delete files permanently.

Method 3: Using Windows Settings to Delete (Only for Win10)

① In the Start menu, click the Settings button.
go to settings in start menu
② Click [System].
open Windows 10 system settings
③ Then go the tab [Storage] and click [Free up space now].
click to free up space now
④ Select the files you want to delete and click the button [Remove files].
delete or remove temp files in windows 10
We hope these three methods can help you delete the temp files in Windows7/10. Yet, if you mistakenly delete the useful files in this process, how to recover them? The following will tell you.

How to Recover Files in Windows7/10?

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Steps:
① Download and install Renee Undeleter.
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② Launch the software.
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③ Select [Fast Partition Scan].
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④ Select the target partition used to save the deleted files to scan.
select a drive to scan
⑤ Select a scan, fast mode or deep mode. Then click [Next].
Fast scan function of Renee Undeleter
⑥ Select the file types in the advanced scan settings.
select file types to recover
⑦ As the scan is finished, check the files you want to recover and click [Recover].
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