Windows 10: Deleting temp files windows 10 Solved

  1.    09 Nov 2016 #1

    Deleting temp files windows 10


    When typing in %temp% in search, temp files are brought up can the files shown be deleted, by selecting select all and would any files required for the system be shown as unable to delete
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    10 Home x64 (1703) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       09 Nov 2016 #2

    Welcome to TenForums @Gtr 1000
    Yes. I routinely type %temp% into File Explorer's address box and delete all the files I find in that Temp folder. Occasionally one is in use and I get a prompt where I can skip it. Disk Clean Up should delete them for you, but sometimes it leaves a few left behind.
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  3.    09 Nov 2016 #3

    there are some Temp files that some programs need that are stored in the Temp file. Windows will not stop you from deleting them. As stated Disk Cleanup is a great way to safely delete temp files.
    I prefer UnCleaner which does a much better job of deleting all the temp files but leaving any that are needed.
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    10 Home x64 (1703) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       09 Nov 2016 #4

    spunk said: View Post
    there are some Temp files that some programs need that are stored in the Temp file.
    I think you'll find that programs store files they want to keep a bit longer in other folders under ...\Appdata\Local.
    The ...\Appdata\Local\Temp folder is just meant as a temporary 'scratch pad' - any file that is no longer open is safe to delete.

    Movie Maker, for example, has it's own dedicated folder were it stores index data for movies you have opened previously. But even that is safe to delete, it just makes it a bit slower to reopen those movies as it has to rebuild its database.
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  5.    17 Nov 2016 #5

    Thank you for your help solved
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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       18 Nov 2016 #6

    There is a temp folder for each user account on your PC at c:\users\username\AppData\Local\Temp. You may want to check and clear all of them. You can also delete files in c:\windows\temp.
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  7.    18 Nov 2016 #7

    Why am I getting this error message? How do I fix it?
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    Mac OS Sierra
       18 Nov 2016 #8

    Gtr 1000 said: View Post
    When typing in %temp% in search, temp files are brought up can the files shown be deleted, by selecting select all and would any files required for the system be shown as unable to delete
    Cleanup in Administrators Tools. Thry moved it there after 8.
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