Do you know about Junk Files in Windows 10? In general, junk files are files which are created itself when opening a program, or creating a file or performing a new task. Basically, Windows creates some temporary or unnecessary files when opens some program for keeping the cache or history. But it can’t delete the files itself. For this reason, when you are using the computer lot of days, it creates a lot of junk files which is unnecessary but takes space. With this in mind, you need to remove those files manually. To delete junk files in Windows 10, 8 or 7 are same. For this Significantly, you will learn in this post how to delete junk files in Windows.
In particular, Junk files waste space from your system drive. When you are not removing it, it can slow down or can behave unhealthily. Likewise, it is good to delete the junk files on a regular basis to keep your OS neat and clean. Even when you will erase all the junk, temporary or unnecessary files, it will work as like you have installed a new OS. So, let’s see how you can delete/remove junk files in Windows 10, 8/8.1 or Windows 7.
How to Delete Junk Files In Windows:
For deleting the Junk Files, you need to the Dick Cleanup Tools. You can ask where are Disk Cleanup tools in Windows 10, 7 or 8? Yes! You can get it easily by typing Disk Cleanup on the search area on the taskbar. At the same time, you can open the Disk Cleanup in numerous ways by visiting the above link.
Anyway, I will show you the easiest way to delete the junk files in Windows. Follow the below steps.
- Open Disk cleanup tools. You can get it by typing Disk Cleanup on Taskbar or start menu search options. At the same time, you will get Disk Clean following the path Start > All Apps > Windows Administrative Tools.
- Now click OK to go to the next step. (Make Sure the Disk has pointed C Drive)
- It will analyze depending the file size and now it will open a new window.
- Here, it will show the files which are unnecessary and junk. You can delete all of them from here. Though you can check if you do not want to delete anything from here.
- Now it will open a new window to take confirmation from you of deleting the junk files. (You will see on my computer it is showing 23.6M of junk files from my selection. You will get more size)
- Hit OK and it will take nearly 1 minute to finish deleting all the temporary junk files from your system drive.
What types of Junk Files in Windows Delete the Disk Cleanup?
You may ask what types of junk files is telling to delete with this disk cleanup? Yes! I will discuss all types of files which can delete this method. To clarify, it shows the below file types to delete from your junk files list.
- Temporary Internet Files
- Downloaded Program Files
- Offline Web pages
- Temporary files
- Old Windows folder
- Recycle Bin
- Delivery Optimization Files
Temporary Internet Files:
When you are browsing a website or opening a new apps or software, it creates temporary files to make the process easier. Notably, it also keeps the junk files to keep the history on the PC. But when it finishes the task can’t delete the files. For this reason, after some days or months, it creates huge temporary files. For this reason, you should delete the Temporary Internet Files.
Downloaded Program Files
When downloading any files or installing program files it keeps additional junk files on the system. It is unnecessary and it does not make any solution for you. For this reason, you can delete the program junk files from Windows at any time.
Offline Web pages
Offline web pages are files which are created to show the pages when you have slow internet. That means it is the saved files of the online version. It helps to load the webpage quickly. For this reason, it is important if you think you need to open the page quickly. On the other hand, if you have a fast internet connection and want to free up some space, then you can delete those files.
Error Reporting Files are also the temporary files but it helps to rescue some program in the safe mode. When you are doing anything which is wasting your space or adding new troubleshoots their files help to regain the session in the previous session. For this reason, I will recommend to keep it.
Generally, the thumbnails are the image file that is shown in the first view. It helps to show the image without opening. Though when you will open the folder it will create the thumbnails again and within seconds. With this in mind, you can delete this junk files in Windows to free up some space. Surely, it will make the PC faster and it will remove the unnecessary junk files from the image folder.
Old Windows folder
Windows 10 keeps the previous windows setting and files when you are upgrading the system from the previous version of Windows including Windows 8/8.1. It helps to go back to the previous version again. If you are sure, you are not returning to the previous version, then you can delete the full previous OS. Otherwise, you can keep it. Though it takes huge space on the system drive. So I will recommend deleting the files after some days when you are sure you are not going back to the previous OS. It will rescue 10GB+ space on your C Drive.
When you are deleting any files from the PC, it stores in the Recycle Bin. If you think you need it again, you can open Recycle Bin and can restore it again. With this in mind, it is necessary. But when after some days you are sure you have no need the files, you can right click on it and can choose Empty Recycle Bin. At the same time, you can delete the temporary junk files in Windows Recycle Bin from the Disk Cleanup.
Delivery Optimization Files
When you are moving any files or taking any files from another source, it keeps the temporary files in the system. You can delete this junk file to free up some space and surely, it will make the PC faster.
You will get some other files which are not necessary and this is also the junk files. Deleting the junk files always give some free space and it makes the PC green. So you can also delete this. The files including Windows Defender File, Windows Upgrade Log Files, Device Driver Packages (keep them if you need to regain it), System Files. You can delete the files when you are sure you have no need these types junk files.
Editor’s Note from TechyPi:
At last, I will tell Junk Files is temporary and unnecessary files and you have no possibility to face the problem if you delete them. So, I will always recommend deleting the Junk Files in Windows 10, 7 or 8. It will keep your PC faster and neat and clean.
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