Windows 10: How do you undo deleting temporary files (Help!)

Discus and support How do you undo deleting temporary files (Help!) in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I was clearing space on my computer and was using delete temporary files. I had lots of important documentation in my downloads folder. I accidentally... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Mazmerize, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. How do you undo deleting temporary files (Help!)


    I was clearing space on my computer and was using delete temporary files. I had lots of important documentation in my downloads folder. I accidentally clicked delete temporary files in my downloads folder and the files are all gone and I have no backup of these files. How do I reverse this??

    I thought temporary files were ones ending in .tmp.

    But it deleted my folders, PDFs, word documents & powerpoints. I am lost as to how to resolve this. Files cannot be found and are not in my recycling bin.

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    /u/Mazmerize, Nov 14, 2019
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  2. How To Delete Temporary Internet Files And Temporary Files In Windows 10

    Hi,

    As you are saying that you are not able to delete the temporary internet files and temporary Files in Windows 10.

    Provide us with the below details for better clarity on the issue.

    1.Have you installed any third party applications to clean up temporary Files?

    2.In the Disk Cleanup had you checked the Temporary Internet files and Temporary files before doing disk cleanup?

    I suggest you to follow the below steps and try deleting the temporary internet files.

    • Open Internet Explorer by typing Internet Explorer in Search Bar. Click the
      Tools
      button, and then click Internet Options.
    • Click the General tab, and then, under Browsing history, click
      Delete.
    • In the Delete Browsing History dialog box, select the check boxes for the information you want to delete, click
      Delete, and then click OK.
    I also suggest you refer the Microsoft article on View and delete browser history in Microsoft Edge
    and check if it helps.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/view-delete-browsing-history-microsoft-edge

    Let us know if the issue with the deletion of temporary files is resolved we will be glad to assist you further.

     
    Anup Karkal, Nov 14, 2019
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  3. NShafkat Win User
    How To Delete Temporary Internet Files And Temporary Files In Windows 10

    Hi Anup,

    Thank you for your reply.

    I would respond as follows:

    1. No, I have not installed any third party applications to delete Temporary Internet Files or Temporary Files.

    2. Yes, as mentioned in my message, I had chcked the relevant boxes for Temporary Internet Files and Temporary Files before performing Disk Clean-up. But still the files won't delete.

    Your suggestion is about deleting Browsing history. I don't have any issues with deleting Browsing history. It's about deleting Temporary Internet Files and Temporary Files. Browsing history can be deleted via Internet Options or from the option available
    in the Hub of Microsoft Edge.

    Any help on how to delete Temporary Internet Files and Temporary Files would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards.
     
    NShafkat, Nov 14, 2019
    #3
  4. How do you undo deleting temporary files (Help!)

    How to delete Temporary Internet Files and Temporary Files?

    Hi Wes,

    We appreciate you for being a part of Windows 10.

    Have you checked the boxes Temporary Internet Files and Temporary Files while you run the Disk cleanup?

    Kindly be informed that if you want to delete the temporary files, you need to check the Temporary files box while you run the Disk cleanup. You can use Disk Cleanup to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your drives, which can help your PC run
    faster. It can delete temporary files and system files, empty the Recycle Bin, and remove a variety of other items that you might no longer need. Follow the below steps and check if it helps.


    • Press Windows + R keys on the keyboard to open run command prompt.

    • You can use Disk Cleanup to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your drives, which can help your PC run faster. It can delete temporary files and system files, empty the Recycle Bin, and remove a variety of other items that
      you might no longer need.Type cleanmgr in the run text box and hit
      Enter key on the keyboard.

    • In the Drives list, tap or click the drive that you want to clean up, and then tap or click
      OK.

    • In the Disk Cleanup dialog box, select the checkboxes (Temporary files and
      Temporary internet files) and for the file types you needed, tap or click
      OK, and then tap or click Delete files.
    Now check if you are able to delete the temporary files after running the Disk cleanup.

    Reference: For more information on how to use the Disk cleanup, you may refer to the below help article.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...nup#delete-files-using-disk-cleanup=windows-8

    The steps in the above article applies to Windows 10 also except how to open the control panel in the step 1. Press “Windows + X” keys on the keyboard and select “Control panel” to open Control panel.

    You may also refer to the section Delete Temporary files in the below help article and check if it helps.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows-10/free-up-drive-space

    I hope the above information helps. Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with Windows. We are glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Kiran Kishore, Nov 14, 2019
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