Clean Windows App Cache

How to clean up Windows App cache is a question that always lurks in the minds of users. Cleaning them up isn’t easy. But we’ve found some ways for you to do so. Read on…

Local Temporary Files

Local temporary files? Yes, they reside in your system. Just press Windows Key + R (keyboard shortcuts). Now type these (with appropriate changes):

  • C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Temp
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Temp

Now you’ve a folder (aka local temporary files). Open it. And delete all its contents (files and subfolders).

Temporary Windows Files

Do you know that whenever you install a new program, the setup you run extracts some files and home in on your Windows temporary location. Clean them up. Here’s how: Just type these:

  • C:\Windows\Temp
  • C:\Windows\winsxs\Temp

And delete.

Now Your Internet-Downloaded Files

Finding Internet-downloaded files is easy. These two folders contain all files you downloaded from the Internet:

  • C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files
  • C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download

Delete them as well.

Turn Windows Features Off

Why? Because when you install your Windows you install plenty of features as well. Want to turn them off? Here’s how: Type “Turn Windows features on or off” in the Search Box. Uncheck those you’d like to remove from Windows Features dialog box. Click OK.

Another Way is to Uninstall Programs:

Remove the applications you no longer use. In the Start Screen, type > All Apps > <Program_Name> Folder. You’ll find “Uninstall <Program_Name>” shortcut. Did not find it? Okay, type “Add or Remove Programs” in the Start. It loads the list of all apps in the System page of the Settings.

Clean Files using Inetcpl.cpl

It’s easy. Open up the Internet Properties by using “inetcpl.cpl” command. Here you can delete all temporary Internet files, browser cache by clicking “Delete” button in the default tab.