How to Delete Temp Files and Prefetch files in Windows 7

This is a supporting tutorial for my main articles where most of the time we provide steps like remove the temp files, cache, prefect etc as a part of troubleshooting procedure. In order to avoid writing the same steps again and again in every guides, I prefer to write a detailed guide on removal of temporary files and cache files from Windows computer. Please note that many recommends to delete the below listed files in safe mode for the perfect completion of the task but we can do the same in normal mode too.




How to Clear Temp files in Windows 7 Computer

In order to clear temporary files in Windows 7 computer follow the steps below.

1. Click on Windows Start

2. Click on Run

3. Type temp on Run and press enter

4. Delete files listed

5. Again type %temp% on Run and press enter

6. Delete files listed here

Please note that the files currently under use cannot be deleted and may show an error message.


Empty Prefect Folder

Prefetch folder contain files which tell how the software installed in your computer works. Normally you do not need to delete files in this folder. In case if you want to delete files in prefect folder follow the steps below.

1. Click on Windows Start

2. Click on Run

3. Type prefetch and press enter

4. Delete the files

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