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How to clear the Temp folder in Microsoft Windows [RESOLVED]

The temp folder is a directory on your Microsoft Windows PC used to store temporary files.

Clearing the temp folder is a standard procedure to reduce the amount of storage space used.

The temp folder stores temp files used by Microsoft Windows, these files are not required.

The folder is located in c:\windows\temp

How to empty and delete temp files on Windows 8 or Windows 10

  1. Open Computer (or Windows Explorer).
  2. Browse to C:\WINDOWS\Temp.
  3. In the Temp folder, click Select All in the Home tab along the top of the screen.
  4. With all the files highlighted, press the Delete key or click the Delete button.
  5. Once deleted, restart the computer.
Example shows Windows temp folder


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