How to Automatically Delete Temporary Files in Windows 11?

On Windows, many files and folders are included. When you start working with your PC, it generates temporary files and folders. These temporary files and folders are unnecessary and take up a lot of space on your PC. These temporary files may include application data, error logs and data, browsing data, window updates, and many others. It makes your PC slow down.

Suppose you notice that your PC has low performance and Storage. You do not need to select temporary files for deletion. In Windows 11, after configuring the Storage Sense, these quickly automatically delete from your System storage.

This article will guide you on automatically deleting Temporary files on Windows 11.

What is the best way to automatically delete temporary files on Windows 11?

Step 1. Open the Setting app by pressing Windows + I keys simultaneously from the keyboard or using any other method you prefer. On the Settings windows, click on the System category from the left side pane.

Step 2. On the right-side pane of the System category, find and click on the  Storage  tab.

Step 3. Turn on the toggle switch next to the Storage Sense option. Now, click anywhere on Storage Sense to open its settings.

Step 4. On the next window, check the checkbox labeled “Keep Windows running smoothly by automatically cleaning up temporary system and app files.” Turn the toggle On next to “Automatic User content cleanup.”

Step 5. Click on the Run Storage Sense drop-down to find available options. You will see the following settings here:-

  • Every day
  • Every week
  • Every month
  • During low free disk space

By default, if you have turned on Storage Sense, Windows 11 will clean your PC if it has insufficient free disk space. If you use your PC more often, you can choose theEverydayy or Every week option.

Step 6. Next, turning on the Storage Sense feature on Windows 11 will empty the recycle bin in 30 days. However, you have the following options to choose from:-One1 day

  • 14 days
  • 30 days
  • 60 days

Step 7. You have two more options to clean up your PC; however, it remains turned off by default. Windows 11 can automatically delete files from the Downloads folder if you need them. Next, you can configure OneDrive settings to make content offline if you open them in a few days.

Step 8. Finally, Storage Sense allows you to clean up your Windows PC manually. Clickk on the  Run Storage Sense nowbutton.

That’s it.

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