How to Automatically Monitor and Delete Temporary Files on PC

A PC or laptop device is certainly inseparable from the data system. Where usually the various types of data that exist are stored on the storage device of our laptop or PC. Types of storage devices also vary widely, ranging from HDD (an older type of storage device) to SSDs, which are currently the most popular because of their data reading speed.


Back to data / files, the types also vary widely. Starting from the files or documents that we used to store and use, the file operating system to the type of temporary files. For some people who are familiar with computer devices, of course, they are quite familiar with the term temporary files. But for those who are still laymen, of course they don’t know anything about this file . Temporary files themselves are types of temporary files stored on computer storage devices.

This file usually automatically appears and is written when we are operating a software / program. This is because the purpose of this file is to store temporary data from our work and can be a backup if at any time our computer hangs / crashes while we are working.

At first glance this file is very useful. But if we are done with work and close the software we use, sometimes this file does not disappear by itself and of course will result in occupying HDD and SSD storage space.

So that gradually it can reduce storage capacity on PC devices. On this occasion, the author will provide a tutorial on how to monitor and delete temporary files automatically in Windows 10. With this configuration, you don’t have to bother deleting temporary files manually because the Windows system will automatically perform data that is not used.


1. On the search menu , type settings or Settings

2. After entering the Settings menu , select the System menu

3. On the System menu page , select the Storage tab On the Storage menu , activate the Storage Sense feature , then click configure storage sense or run it now

4. In this menu, you can follow the following configurations:

  • In the ” run storage sense” box , select weekly or monthly. This is the duration setting for how many weeks or how many months Windows will delete temporary files on your PC
  • Check the ” delete temporary files that my apps aren’t using” menu
  • In the bottom two boxes select “never”. It is a setting whether you want to delete data in the recycle bin and download folder automatically or not


Thus this tutorial, as a note if the storage sense feature is not available on your PC or laptop. Then you need to update your Windows 10 to a newer version. May be useful.

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