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How to Clear Temporary Files Automatically in Windows 10

Windows 10 got the ability to clear temporary files automatically in a recent build. Starting with build 15014, a new option appeared in Settings. Here is how you can use it.

Clear Temp Directory on Startup with Disk Cleanup

Recently, we saw how to clean up the temp directory automatically in Windows 10 using a simple batch file. In this article, we will see how to perform the same task using the built-in Disk Cleanup tool (cleanmgr.exe). Unlike the batch file, it shows a progress window with messages and a progress bar which gives you an idea of how long the operation will take.

Clean up temp directory automatically in Windows 10

Every Windows version uses a special directory which stores temporary files. These files are created by various Windows services, installed apps and tools. Temporary files can be safely deleted after the process which has created them has quit. However, this does not happen often, so the temporary directory continues to store them and fills your disk drive with junk. Here is how to clean up the temp directory automatically in Windows 10.

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