Wednesday, October 23, 2013

How To Get Rid Of Temp Files From Windows 7 Computer

It is important to have sufficient memory in your computer to run various programs smoothly and efficiently. No matter how careful you are, unwanted files will take up a chunk of your computer’s valuable memory space after using it for a while. This issue can eventually slow down the performance of your computer.
Therefore, you need to get rid of these unwanted files to make sure that there is enough free space for the processes to run smoothly. There are various methods for removing unwanted and temporary files from your Windows 7 computer. The following Windows 7 support instructions will guide you in using the Disk cleanup utility for removing unwanted files and creating a batch file for removing temporary files.

Using Disk Cleanup utility
  • Go to the Start menu located on Windows taskbar and click on it.
  • Enter Disk Cleanup in the Start menu search box, and press the Enter key.
  • Choose the drive you wish to cleanup.
  • Hit the Ok button.
  • Wait for the scanning process to complete. 
  • Choose the type of file you would like to remove.
  • Hit the Ok button.
  • Select the option which says Delete Files. You will able to see a window showing the status of the deletion process.
That is the method to delete unwanted files from your Windows 7 computer using the Disk Cleanup utility. This method gives you a decent amount of disk space on your hard drive that was earlier occupied by the junk files.

By creating a batch file 
  • Go to Windows Start menu.
  • Type Notepad in the Start menu search box.
  • Click on the appropriate option from the search results to open Notepad.
  • In the Notepad, you need to type 
  • “cd C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local
  • rmdir /S /Q Temp”
  • Click on the option File from the main menu of the Notepad window.
  • Select Save As from the file menu. This will open up the Save As window.
  • In the filename field, type “cleantemp.bat” without quotations.
  • Choose the location where you want to save the file.
  • Hit the button titled Save.
  • Go to the location where you saved the file.
  • Double click on the same for clearing up your temporary files.
Get Windows 7 support from Microsoft Support Center in case you need further assistance on this.

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