The process of manually deleting temporary files may take a lot of time depending on the size of temp files, large collection of different temp folders.
Deleting General Temp Files
Type and open “Edit the system environment variables” in the Search Box of your Start Screen. In the new dialog that appears, click on the Environment Variables button. Now you should see “TEMP” and “TMP” file paths under User Variables for <User Name>. Open both of these file paths and clear out all the junk files. Launch the Run box with “AppData” command, and then delete all folder contents from the following folder:
Use Ctrl + A to select all files and then press Shift + Delete.
Deleting Internet-related Stuff, Web Browsing History
For Internet Explorer
Enter “inetcpl.cpl” into the Run dialog box to open the Internet Properties dialog box. Click the “Delete” button in the next dialog, and then confirm deletion of the following items:
- Temporary Internet files and website files
- Cookies and website data
- Download history
- Form data
For Google Chrome
Open the Clear Browsing Data window by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Delete keys simultaneously. Choose the option named “the beginning of time” from the drop down box, and then click on “Clear browsing data” to start the removal process.
For Mozilla Firefox
Click the “Clean Now” button under Offline Storage (Cache) from Advanced tab in the Options dialog. To launch the Options dialog, click Tools and select Options.
Click the Opera button on the upper left-hand corner of your screen. Select More Tools | Clear browsing data. On the subsequent page, check all the check boxes and then click on “Clear browsing data”.