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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Delete Temporary Files from Windows 8: Make it Faster

If you are a windows 8 user or have upgraded to it before some months, you might be facing a problem of slow system. Your system performance might have degraded. The reason for the same may be temporary files.

The temp or the temporary files are created by Windows due incomplete or due to haphazardly terminated Windows Session and get stored in the system hard drive. These temporary files participate in reducing the system performance as they consume much disk space.

So it is time to clean up all that mess to make your computer faster and here is the steps to do that.
In windows the temporary files are stores with .tmp extension.  Upon cleaning up those unnecessary temporary files, you can not only increase disk space on your system hard drive but also improves the performance of your system.

Steps to follow:

1. In the Windows 8 start screen, move the cursor on the right bottom and click on the search box.

2. Type Disk Cleanup in the search box. From the results displayed in the left pane, click on the Free and Disk Space by deleting Unnecessary Files.

3. Click on drop down arrow and choose your drive. Normally chose C: and click on OK button.

4. After scanning is complete, you can see all the all the temporary files residing on that drive.
5. Choose temporary files to remove it. If you want to remove some other file, you can choose them.

6. Click on delete files.
Now disk clean-up utility will clean all your temporary files from the system.

Delete Files from Temporary folder:

You can also remove temporary files from your %temp% folder.

1. Firstly, go to Desktop Icon on your Windows 8 Home Screen and click on it
2. Now, press Windows Key + R to launch RUN dialog box and type in %temp% and press enter.
3. You will be redirected to the folder where all your temporary files lies.
4. Choose all files and click delete from your keyboard.
5. You may be asked for admin approval for the same.
6. Click on continue button.
7. If for any files you get an error that the “can’t delete the files” then click on skip. This error comes as the temp file might be used by some application you are running.

After this all of your temporary file will get deleted and your disk space and system performance will get increased.


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