Should you clear caches and temp files from Windows 10?

Windows 10, stores large amounts of cache to make your system faster and more responsive compared to previous versions. This is very efficient if you have tons of free storage and free ram to work with, or a high performance CPU.

Unless you have a considerable amount of free memory, you will eventually run into problems that will slow down your PC, cause it to lag and maybe even hang if you load it with lot of tasks.

Its best to use Windows 10’s own tools to clear caches and temp files.

Type Cleanmgr into the Windows 10 search box and choose the Disk Clean-up App.

Manually Select the various hard drives you have installed e.g. C:, D: etc. one by one and click OK. Now click on Clean Up System Files at the bottom of the window.

Click on OK once Windows 10 has calculated the amount of storage to be cleaned up.

Delete files in the Temporary Folder

If you have recently done a lot of editing or something that generates large temporary files, here’s how to manually conduct a clean-up.

Click on the Start icon and type the following command  %temp%  in the Windows 10 search box, and then hit the Enter key.

This %temp% command will open the folder that Windows has set up as the Temporary folder. The files and folders in this Temporary folder were needed by Windows at some point but are no longer useful. So, everything in this Temporary folder is safe to delete.

However, if you try to delete all the folders and files at once (or even individually), you may receive a pop-up message saying that folder or file is in use. You can close the program mentioned in the pop-up and then delete it, or you can just cancel it and see how many you can delete.

So these simple steps can help you remove nearly all of the Temporary files from your computer. And this can help to keep your Windows PC running smoothly.


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