Tips to delete contents of temp folder in Windows®
What are the techniques to delete the contents of the Temporary Internet Files folder in Windows? Also, discuss the consequences of inability to delete the temporary folder.
The Temporary Internet Files folder refers to a special location in Windows that is used for storing the web page content in the hard disk drive. Contents are stored in the folder to allow users to easily view the webpages. You can clear the folder in many ways like by using Internet Explorer, using Windows Explorer or using command prompt etc. However, in some cases the deletion of temporary files fails. In such cases, the folder size will expand and will result in issues like slow system performance and slow network connectivity. This is a result of the file being used in the system. You need to note down the file that is not removable and close the file in the browser. You can then start deleting it. The Temporary Internet Files folder can be deleted easily using tools like Window Washer.
Here are ways for deleting contents of the Temporary Internet Files folder located in Windows:
- Using Internet Explorer
- Using Windows Explorer
- Using command prompt
Using Internet Explorer
You can use Internet Explorer to delete contents of the Temporary Internet Files folder. To do this, you need to access Internet Explorer from Start Menu of the system and click Tools menu. Then get the Internet Options and it will bring up a new box. In the box, click ‘Delete Files’ button under the Temporary Internet files label. You can check the Delete all offline content option that will delete all Temporary Internet Files including offline content.
Using Windows Explorer
You can use Windows Explorer for deleting contents of the Temporary Internet Files Folder. In the Windows Explorer window, you need to click the View menu and check the Address Bar option. In the Address bar, you need to access the Temporary Internet Files in C drive. It will display all Temporary Internet Files, and you need to select them using Ctrl and A keys together. You need to click the ‘Delete’ key to remove the files completely.
You can also use the command prompt to delete the contents of Temporary Internet Files folder. To do this, you need to access the Run prompt from the Start Menu of the system. In the Run prompt, type ‘cmd’. It will display the Command prompt and you need to navigate to the C drive using the command ‘c:cd’. You can then type in’ del "%Userprofile%Local SettingsTemporary Internet Files*.*"’. It will display a message, "C:Documents and SettingsUsernameLocal SettingsTemporary Internet Files*.*, Are you sure (Y/N)?". At the time, you need to press the Y key in your keyboard and get these files deleted.
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