Finding temporary files
Question : How do
I find any temporary files on my computer that can be deleted ?
Answer : Temporary files are created by
your operating system and applications while they are running. Later
on, they are not needed.
Unfortunately, temporary files
sometimes are not removed, as
when a system crash occurs.
The result is lots of additional
data that, over time, can take up a
great deal of hard drive space and
slow down your computer.
Thankfully, it's pretty easy to find
temporary files. In Windows, click
Start, Search, and in the All or Part
of the File Name text box, type
Select My Computer from the
Look In drop-down list box. Click
More Advanced Options, and select
"Search hidden files and folders."
Now click Search.
When the search is complete, select all of the files found by opening the Edit menu and choosing
Select All. Now just press the Del
It's also a good idea from time
to time to clear out the temporary
files created by your Internet
In Internet Explorer, open the
Tools menu, and click Internet
Options. Click the Delete Files but-
ton, and in the following dialogue
box, select Delete All Offline
Content. Click OK, and the removal
process will begin.
Don't worry about losing data
you might need. These temporary
files can all be retrieved again
should you revisit websites.
Once you've removed all of the
unnecessary data cluttering your
hard drive, you should notice