Windows 10: Is it safe to delet all the files in the temp section

Discus and support Is it safe to delet all the files in the temp section in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hello i wanted to free up storage but then i saw the temp files and had over 100 files and i waas wondering if i can delete it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by GiorgiBR, Dec 3, 2020.

  1. GiorgiBR Win User

    Is it safe to delet all the files in the temp section


    Hello i wanted to free up storage but then i saw the temp files and had over 100 files and i waas wondering if i can delete it

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    GiorgiBR, Dec 3, 2020
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  2. Ken Blake Win User

    Is it safe to delete the Temp folder in C:/Windows/Temp?

    Yes, all *files* in the temp folder (not the folder itself) can, and should be, deleted periodically.

    The temp folder provides workspace for programs. Programs can create temporary files there for their own temporary use. Each program should delete all its temporary files when it closes, but for various reasons it doesn't always happen (for example,
    if the program crashes, it never gets to do this). That's why it's a good idea to periodically clean out anything left there.

    Also note that there are some program installations which work in two steps. The first step concludes by writing temporary files and rebooting. The second step starts automatically after rebooting and needs to find those files there (and then deletes
    them when it's done).

    Other than doing it automatically when rebooting (that would interfere with installations like the kind I described), it's always safe to delete the contents of the temp folder. Because it's safe to delete any temp files that aren't open and in use
    by an application, and since Windows won't let you delete open files, it's safe to (try to) delete them at any time. If any fail to delete because they're open, they'll either be deleted automatically when the app using them closes, or you'll get them the
    next time you delete manually.

    Some people may suggest that you reboot before deleting anything, but that's not necessary, for the reason described above (on the other hand, it doesn't hurt to do it).
     
    Ken Blake, Dec 3, 2020
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  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, Dec 3, 2020
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  4. Ken Blake Win User

    Is it safe to delet all the files in the temp section

    How to safely delete Temp files in Windows 10?

    They all can, and should be, deleted periodically.

    The temp folder provides workspace for programs. Programs can create temporary files there for their own temporary use. Each program should delete all its temporary files when it closes, but for various reasons it doesn't always happen (for example,
    if the program crashes, it never gets to do this). That's why it's a good idea to periodically clean out anything left there.

    Also note that there are some program installations which work in two steps. The first step concludes by writing temporary files and rebooting. The second step starts automatically after rebooting and needs to find those files there (and then deletes
    them when it's done).

    Other than doing it automatically when rebooting (that would interfere with installations like the kind I described), it's always safe to delete the contents of the temp folder. Because it's safe to delete any temp files that aren't open and in use
    by an application, and since Windows won't let you delete open files, it's safe to (try to) delete them at any time. If any fail to delete because they're open, they'll either be deleted automatically when the app using them closes, or you'll get them the
    next time you delete manually.

    Some people may suggest that you reboot before deleting anything, but that's not necessary, for the reason described above (on the other hand, it doesn't hurt to do it).
     
    Ken Blake, Dec 3, 2020
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