The Windows Disk Cleanup Wizard will delete your temporary files, but only if they are over a week old. To create a simple batch script that will clean up your temporary directories, do the following (Vista instructions):
Creating the Batch File to Clean Temporary Files
- Open Notepad and type the following:
rmdir /S /Q Temp
- Save the file as cleantemp.bat
- Now double click on the file to remove your temporary files and free up space on your computer
If this doesn’t work and gives an access error, try replacing %username% with you windows login username.
Automating the Process of Deleting Temporary Files
To automate this process, so you do not need to remember to run it, do the following:
- Right click on the batch file and select create shortcut
- Place the shortcut in your startup folder in the start menu
Now when you log in to Windows 7, your temporary files will be deleted.
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