Windows 10: How do I find where temp files are from

Discus and support How do I find where temp files are from in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have lots of random files in my %temp% I want to know where they are from so I know what I can delete... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by LemonBridge48, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. How do I find where temp files are from


    I have lots of random files in my %temp% I want to know where they are from so I know what I can delete

    :)
     
    LemonBridge48, Oct 29, 2020
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  2. Temp Files : Runaway Creation

    Hello Bruce,

    Windows Temporary files are created by the operating system during the normal course of its running when there may not be enough memory allocated for the task.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below to delete temporary files nad check if it helps:

    Step 1

    • Press Windows key + R
    • Type temp and click OK
    • Press Ctrl + A and click Delete


    Step 2

    • Press Windows key + R
    • Type %temp% and click OK
    • Press Ctrl + A and click Delete

    Step 3

    • Press Windows key + R
    • Type prefetch and click OK
    • Press Ctrl + A and click Delete

    Get back to us, if you have further queries. We will be glad to help you.
     
    Anju Thekkethil, Oct 29, 2020
    #2
  3. 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, Oct 29, 2020
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  4. How do I find where temp files are from

    Temp file in File Explorer

    Following a recent update, the Excel temp file shows up in File Explorer, as it should, but then it disappears, then pops up again, then disappears and pops up again, erratic but about every one or two seconds. As it appears at the top of the list, each
    time it appears it moves all files down a row, and it does it so fast it is difficult to click on any file below it, as they are all constantly moving up or down. The Word temp file stays there like it should. Suggestions?
     
    LinwoodGilbert, Oct 29, 2020
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