Windows 10: Deleting tmp files in C:\Windows\Temp

Discus and support Deleting tmp files in C:\Windows\Temp in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hello Should I be deleting .tmp files in C:\Windows\Temp? If so, when I try, I get a message saying I need administrator permission. As a user, I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by AnthonyGiorgianni1, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. Deleting tmp files in C:\Windows\Temp


    Hello


    Should I be deleting .tmp files in C:\Windows\Temp?


    If so, when I try, I get a message saying I need administrator permission. As a user, I am an administrator. Even if I log on as "Administrator," I get the same message saying I need administrator approval. I notice the files are marked "read only." But if I try to change that in the Security tab, the options are grayed out.


    Any suggestions or advice?


    Thanks.

    :)
     
    AnthonyGiorgianni1, Apr 30, 2019
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  2. neilpzz Win User

    What is c:\windows\temp\~DFC63CE4D90820F0F9.TMP

    It is a temporary file created by some program at some point. You can just delete it there is no real point in trying to read it.

    Any files with an extension of tmp in the temp folder are by definition temporary files and can be deleted. If you can't delete it try starting in Safe Mode and try again.
     
    neilpzz, Apr 30, 2019
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  3. Hundreds of MSI####.tmp files in C:/ Drive

    Here's what helped me:

    The ICACLS command.

    Imagine my Windows ID is Joseph and I have hundreds of MSI*.tmp empty folders on c:\. I'm not going to change the security properties of each one, giving JOSEPH-AND-MARY\Joseph the ability to delete MSI1234.tmp and all the other MSI*.tmp folders.

    No, I need a miracle! The ICACLS command is that miracle.

    Step 1:

    icacls c:\MSI*.tmp /grant JosephDeleting tmp files in C:\Windows\Temp :(F,DE)

    Step 2:

    Now you can delete those pesky folders in Windows Explorer or any utility that deletes empty folders.

    (Note: I did run TAKEOWN c:\MSI*.tmp first, so I'm not sure if that was necessary.)
     
    SWalkerELT, Apr 30, 2019
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  4. Deleting tmp files in C:\Windows\Temp

    These temp files will not delete

    Hi Jeffrey,

    Thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

    We understand that, you are unable to delete temp files on Windows 10 and I'd be certainly help you.

    For a better understanding of your issue, answer the query below:

    • Do you receive any prompt or error code?
    • What happens, when you try to delete temp files?
    I suggest you to follow these methods below and check, if it works:

    Method 1:

    • Press Windows key + R key together, to open RUN command Window.
    • Type "temp" in the RUN Command Window, to open temp folder and then delete the files and folders inside the temp folder.
    If the issue persists, follow method 2.

    Method 2:

    • Press Windows key + R key together, to open RUN command Window.
    • Type "%temp%" in the RUN Command Window, to open temp folder and then delete the files and folders inside the temp folder.
    If the issue persists, follow method 3.

    Method 3:

    I suggest you to boot the computer to Safe Mode, then perform disk cleanup on Windows 10 and check, if it works.

    I suggest you to refer the article and check, if it helps.

    Windows Startup Settings (including safe mode):

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/change-startup-settings-in-windows-10#v1h=tab01

    Let's try to perform disk cleanup on Windows 10 and check, if it works.

    Disk cleanup in Windows 10:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows-10/disk-cleanup-in-windows-10

    Please feel free to contact us, if you face any issues with Windows.



    Thank you.
     
    AntonyJose, Apr 30, 2019
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