75 GB in temp files in one month!?! - how to clean up automatically

  1. x509's Avatar
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    75 GB in temp files in one month!?! - how to clean up automatically


    I changed my environmental variables so that my TMP and TEMP folder locations are now C:\TEMP. Every so often I try to delete everything in this folder.

    I just did a delete operation for the first time in 26 days. Over 75 GB, over 433K items deleted. Aside from this \TEMP directory, my entire C drive is 86 GB. That total includes Windows, all installed programs, and swap and hiberation files, but no user data. My user data, photos, music, etc. are stored on Drives D and E.

    My C drive in on an SSD, and before I cleared out \TEMP, there were only 51 GB free. That seems to mean than in less than three weeks, the SSD would fill up and Windows might possibly freeze.

    Doesn't Windows have some kind of automatic housecleaning or garbage collection?
    Is there a program that people can recommend for current use to perform this function? I know that CCleaner used to be recommended, but no longer.
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  3. Samuria's Avatar
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    Goto settings /system /storage turn on storage sense you can set how long and what it cleans
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  4. Porthos's Avatar
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    Doesn't Windows have some kind of automatic housecleaning or garbage collection?
    This can help.
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  5. Steve C's Avatar
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    I find Wise Disk Cleaner is very useful in addition to the standard Disk Clean. I also delete any leftover update files in C:\Windows\servicing\LCU
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  6. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    x509 said:
    My C drive in on an SSD, and before I cleared out \TEMP, there were only 51 GB free. That seems to mean than in less than three weeks, the SSD would fill up and Windows might possibly freeze.
    No, you would be notified and Windows would run a cleanup.
    Code:
    schtasks /Run /TN "Microsoft\Windows\DiskCleanup\SilentCleanup"
    Maintenance task used by the system to launch a silent auto disk cleanup when running low on free disk space.
    I simply turn off PC with a cleanup and run a custom cleanup once windows updates are installed.
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