Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tips To Remove Temp Files From A Windows 7 Computer


It is very important to have sufficient memory in your computer to run various programs smoothly and efficiently. No matter how careful you are, unwanted files take up a chunk of your computer’s valuable memory space, after using it for a while. The problem with this is that it will slow down the performance of your computer, leaving you annoyed.

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. In this article, I have mentioned a few Windows 7 support instructions for using the Disk cleanup utility, for removing unwanted files and creating a batch file for removing temporary files.

Using Disk Cleanup

  • The first thing you need to do is to click on the Windows “Start” button.
  • Enter “Disk Cleanup” in the start menu search box, and press the “Enter” key.
  • Choose the drive you wish to clean up.
  • 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’s how to delete unwanted files from your Windows 7 computer, using the Disk Cleanup utility.

By creating a batch file 

  • Hit the Windows “Start” button.
  • 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 (avoiding quotations) “cd C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local
rmdir /S /Q Temp”

  • Click on the option “File” from the main menu of Notepad.
  • 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 wherein 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.

You can follow the above instructions to clean up your Windows 7 computer and improve the performance. If you are still facing these kinds of issues, you can contact Windows 7 support for assistance.

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