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How to delete or delete unwanted, temporary files and folders in Windows 7, 8, and 10

How to delete or delete unwanted, temporary files and folders in Windows 7, 8, and 10

It happens that there are processes and folders created on our computer normally by the Microsoft Windows operating system, these folders and files are processes that often end Occupancy of space both on the hard disk and in the RAM of our computer, they affect the process and speed with which our computer works.

Basically creating one digital garbage set which takes up more space than it should, these files are lost. These phantom files or unwanted files that are created by our computer are usually temporary files or folders that the computer uses for certain processes at some point.

The appearance or creation of these folders or files may vary depending on our operating system, be it Windows 7, Windows 8 or the large number of versions that Windows 10 has, as the latter being the most recent, is usually the one with the several processes in the background has by default, like this one taking up more space and memory.

The problem with these files may be the following, they normally take up a lot of space, but are camouflaged out of sight with important files and deleting them can jeopardize the optimal functioning of our computer, leaving the Windows system incomplete, indirectly affecting its functionality, ie it can present errors.

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How do I identify temporary Windows files?

Windows consists of a set of huge folders in your system, this way it works properly, many of these folders are identified with their function, others not so much, there are a large number of files that exist there for the sole reason of be residues from any old application or system process, these files are saved in a named folder Tempe.

Temp file is inside Windows and this, as its name suggests, is responsible for grouping temporary system files so as not to leave them scattered throughout the system, but to archive and save them in a folder that is rarely used, these files are forgotten and end up taking up space avoiding installing or updating Windows.

The main problem or reason for deleting these files and folders is usually by taking up too much space inside the hard disk, so when the hard disk is saturated with information or files and has little space left, much of that space will be occupied by temporary files that are system garbage.

How do I delete temporary Windows files?

Windows 8 and Windows 10

These two systems, being the most recent, share many similar functions and aesthetics when organizing folders in Windows, tools and their locations are identical or similar so they are easier to locate and almost always take up the same amount of disk space, for this you need to have Windows enabled otherwise it will block the command.

  • Go to the home screen and next to it you will find two keys, Windows key which is the key with the Windows logo on the keyboard and the R key.
  • Press these keys simultaneously and a run window will appear. the window allows us to navigate quickly through the system.
  • In the write bar, ie in the available field, type the following command % TEMP%, Must be written this way, otherwise it will give us an error and we will not find the location.
  • Inside the Temp folder select all files and press delete on the keyboard to delete all the files in this folder.

Windows 7

  • Find the Windows button on the screen and select it, in the search program and the files type temp and press Enter.
  • Continue with delete the entire contents of the folder this will remove all temporary system files.

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Keep that in mind when deleting these files system search histories are deleted and cookies, in addition to records, everything comes back as if certain things had never been accessed or searched, leaving search engines and system browsers as if they had been installed for the first time.