Regularly clearing the temporary files on your Windows system can save you a lot of space on your Hard Drive. To start a quick clean up process, open up the Run dialogue box in Windows using the Windows+R key. Enter the following commands and click on Ok. Then delete the files permanently (Shift+Del).
- temp [admin privileges]
- %temp% [user privileges]
- prefetch [admin privileges]
You might want to view and delete the hidden files as well in these folders.
Note that the prefetch folder is used as a caching storage to speed up loading your programs, so clearing it to refresh or to save space would mean that your programs will take longer to open the next time you turn on your computer.Some of the more common tasks to clear up even more space would to,
-> Clear Internet Browsing history on all your browsers
-> Empty the Recycle Bin
-> Perform Disk Cleanup on all drives.
If you think that you do not use Recycle Bin’s storage to it’s full extent, then you can reduce it’s quota by right clicking and selecting properties and choosing the right percentage for your Hard Drive.
You can use CCleaner to do regular cleanup tasks and tasks like fixing your Windows Registry errors for free. Scanning and fixing the registry errors takes care of all the broken links in the windows registry after running a program setup or uninstalling it, or for missing files, etc. You can also speed up your system startup process, by choosing which applications run on system startup.
If you have anymore ways to cleanup temp files and speed up the PC, then you can leave a comment below.