How To Delete Junk Files Without any software in Windows 10/8/7
Programs often store temporary files on your hard drive. Over time, these files can start to take up a lot of space. If you are running low on hard drive space, clearing temporary files is a good way to reclaim additional disk storage space.
- Press the Windows Button + R to open the “Run” dialog box.
- Enter this text:
- Click “OK.” This will open your temp folder.
- Press Ctrl + A to select all.
- Press “Delete” on your keyboard and click “Yes” to confirm.
- All temporary files will now be deleted.
Note: Some files may not be able to be deleted. If you are prompted about files that are missing or in use, click the check box next to “Do this for all current items” and click “Skip.”
- continue the same with “temp” and “recent”
To run Disk Cleanup in Windows 7
The Disk Cleanup utility removes unnecessary files to free up space on the disk drive of your choice. To run Disk Cleanup on a Windows 7 computer, follow these steps:
- Click Start.
- Click All Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Disk Cleanup.
- Select Drive C from the drop-down menu.
- Click OK.
- Disk cleanup will calculate the free space on your computer, which may take a few minutes.
- After the calculation is complete, you should see a dialog box that looks similar to the following:
- Confirm that only the following check boxes are checked:
- Downloaded Program Files
- Temporary Internet Files
- Recycle Bin
- Temporary Files
- Click OK.
- You will see a dialog box that prompts you: Are you sure you want to permanently delete these files?
- Click Delete Files.
- Disk cleanup will delete the files and close automatically