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Temp Files Correct Deletion Method

I would like to know what is the correct method to delete Temporary Files on my PC? I was reading an article on the internet by Fox News that stated to use the following method. See attached link:  Temp Files- This is method 1.

Delete temporary files

"Whenever you use internet Explorer all your browsing history remains in the depths of your PC. The same thing happens when you install something. It's like never throwing away the packaging when you buy a new TV and by doing so it'll free-up space on your system. To get rid of all this clutter open "My Computer", select your main drive, click the "Windows" folder then open the folder inside that called "Temp".


Use your mouse to right-click on the folder, and in the "View" options, choose "Details". Once this is done, select all the files that are older than the current date and press the delete key. Then go to the Recycle Bin on your desktop and empty it."


This is method 2:

The other method that I was using all along is to enter %temp% in the Run search box then enter.

There was a big difference in the total items found.

Method 1 showed 1790 items.

Method 2 showed 2870 items. 

Please look at the attached screen captures.

Thank you,


Basem Khawaja

PCWindows OSWindows 10* temporary files* delete files

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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Note Dr Kahn's post above.

Now cleaning up the temporary files doesn't necessarily clean up the browser history.

You could look at Ccleaner  https://www.ccleaner.com/  (the free version) and use that to do the cleaning for you.  Lots of options to choose and exclude what you want removed.  Note that Ccleaner does report back to it's home base frequently.  You could also look at Bleachbit  https://www.bleachbit.org/  an open source util that does much of what Ccleaner does.  The interface is not as smooth as that of Cleaner -- perhaps clunky might be the right word.
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Let me try what has been suggested here and I will let you know if I run into any problems.
Just one question on the CCleaner, over the years all I keep hearing is bad things that it caused alot of problems to users unless the company had improved on their product which would be a positive thing to hear.

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Basem Khawaja 
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Dr. Klahn,
Thank you for your excellent reply. Just 1 question. Can I run the 5 steps script all at the same time? Or one step at a time. Also, do I enter these command in the cmd prompt screen?

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>>  Just one question on the CCleaner, over the years all I keep hearing is bad things that it caused alot of problems to users unless the company had improved on their product which would be a positive thing to hear. 

I used it for just cleaning out unwanted files, browser and temporary etc etc.  And for that it was good.  I wouldn't use it for anything else.  However because it reports home frequently I removed it from my systems.  Now it's Bleachbit.
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Dr.Klahn,
I just need to make sure that I am understanding you clearly on step 4. in your reply. Script Steps

4."del /q C:\Windows User\AppData\Local\Firefox\Profiles\vd1adtuj.default\cache2\entries\*"
I use Brave and MS Edge as my 2 browsers. Do I just follow the above path and look for these 2 browsers instead of firefox?
When you stated that "I implemented this as a batch file which is put in the Startup group."
Also, how do I create the Batch File and put it in the start-up group?

Thank you Dr.Klahn,

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Thank you, David, I will follow those steps and will get back to you with my results.

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