How to delete or clear junk mail, temporary files and folders in Windows 7, 8 and 10

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It happens that there are processes and folders created on our computer normally by the Microsoft Windows operating system, these folders and files which are processes that often end up take up space both on the hard drive and in the RAM of our computer, affect the process and speed with which our computer operates.

Basically by creating a set of digital junk taking up more space than it should, these files are lost. These ghost files or junk files created by our computer are generally temporary files or folders that the computer uses for specific processes at some point.



The appearance or creation of these folders or files may vary depending on our operating system, be it Windows 7, Windows 8 or the large number of versions of Windows 10, since the latter being the most recent is usually the one with the most processes in Background is default, occupying so more space and memory .

The problem with these files may be as follows, they normally take up a lot of space but blend in quite well bella view with important files and that deleting them can compromise the optimal functioning of our computer, thus leaving the Windows system incomplete, indirectly affecting its functionality, that is, it can present failures.

How do you identify temporary Windows files?

Windows is made up of a set of huge folders within your system, in this way it works correctly, many of these folders are identified with their function, others less so, there is a large number of files that are there for the sole reason for being remnants of an old system or process application, these files are stored in a folder called Temp .



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The Temp folder it is located within Windows and this, as its name indicates, takes care of grouping temporary system files so as not to leave them scattered around the system, but rather to archive and save them in a folder that is rarely used. , these files are forgotten and end up taking up space by not installing or updating Windows.

The main problem or the reason for deleting these files and folders is usually the fact that they take up too much space inside the hard drive, so when the hard drive is saturated with information or files and has little space, much of this space will be occupied by temporary files which are system junk.

How to delete Windows temporary files?

Windows 8 and Windows 10

These two systems, being the newest, share many similar functions and aesthetics when organizing folders in Windows, tools and their positions are the same or similar, so they are easier to spot and usually take up almost always the same amount of disk space, for this you have to have Windows activated otherwise it will block the command.

  • Go to the home screen and next to it you will find two buttons, the Windows key which is the Windows logo key on the keyboard and the R key.
  • Pressing these keys at the same time will bring up an execution window that allows us to navigate quickly into the system.
  • In the writing bar, i.e. in the available field, write the following command % TEMP% , it must be written like this otherwise it will end up giving us an error and will not find the location.
  • Inside the Temp folder select all files and press Delete on the keyboard to delete all files in this folder.
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Windows 7

  • Look for the Windows button on the screen and select it, in the program and in the file finder type temp and hit enter.
  • Proceed to deletion of all the contents of the folder in this way you would cancel all temporary system files.



It should be borne in mind that by deleting these files they come deleted also the system search histories and cookies, in addition to the records, everything goes back to being as if certain things had never been consulted or searched for, exiting the system's search engines and browsers as if they were installed for the first time.

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