How To: Delete Temp Files In Windows Vista To Recover More Hard Disk Space
About Windows Temporary Files:
Windows Temporary files are files used to store data currently being worked on, or information to be swapped with the operating system or other programs. The temporary files left behind by the programs accumulate over time and can take up a lot of disk space. Over time, your system will become run more slowly and decrease your system performance and stability.The Windows Vista Disk Cleanup Wizard does a nice job, however it does not delete your temp files unless they are over a week old.Getting rid of these temp files periodically helps your system to run faster and Increase Your System Performance.
Method 1:By using a batch file
The batch file is a nice touch because you can create it on your desktop and making and as we all know making batch file is very easy just put all commands in notepad file with .bat extension.
- Open Notepad editor from Windows Vista start menu and type the following:
rmdir /S /Q Temp
- Save the file as Cleantemp.bat
- Now double click on the newly created batch file to remove your temporary files and free up space on your Windows Vista computer.
- If this batch file doesn’t work and gives an access error, try replacing %username% with you windows login username.
- You can automate this process by right click on the file, create a shortcut, and put that shortcut into your “Startup” folder.
- Whenever you log into Windows Vista,the batch file runs and the temp files from your previous session will be deleted.
- Click the Windows Vista start button.
- In the start menu search field type the following %temp%.
- This opens the Windows Vista temp folder.
- Hold down the control key to highlight a few files or multiple files.
- If you wish to delete all the temp files, press Control +A.
- This will highlight all files.Then press delete.
- This sends all files to the recycle bin where you can get rid of them permanently.