Clean up Windows 11 computer space deleting Temporary Files

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As a part of tools for Storage on Windows 11 computers, you can manually delete temporary files per need.

To delete them manually follow the steps below.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on System.
  3. Click on the Storage tab on the right side.
  4. Click on Temporary files.
  5. Choose junk files you want to delete for Windows 11 computer.
    Possible options are different for each computer, depending on your installation.
    If you choose Downloads, it will delete everything in the Downloads folder.
    • Downloads.
    • Windows Update Cleanup.
    • Recycle Bin.
    • Delivery Optimization Files.
    • Thumbnails.
    • Microsoft Defender Antivirus.
    • Temporary Internet Files.
    • Temporary files.
    • Windows error reports and feedback diagnostics.
    • DirectX Shader Cache.
    • Previous Windows installation(s).
    • Temporary Windows installation files.
  6. Click the Remove files button.

Once done, files will be permanently deleted freeing computer space.

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