How can I get delete all these Temp files in my C: Drive??? HELP!!!


Hi have all these TMP files in my C: Drive and I can’t delete them.  Can someone help me please with a painless method on how to get rid of them. (EG: MSIf1c65.tmp)

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8 responses to “How can I get delete all these Temp files in my C: Drive??? HELP!!!”

  1. 125

    Always try running Disk Cleanup before manaually deleting anything.


  2. 5855

    I have the same problem with both Vista and Windows 7 (in a dual boot config.). Why Windows Update does not clean up after itself is a mystery.

    The simplest thing to do is to click (probably best with admin. priviledges) on the "computer" link from the Start button, right-click on the  C: drive and choose the Security tab, and give yourself full control, i.e. including delete, of the files in the root directory. I can't remember now if I did so, but you may have to become the owner of the root directory first.

    Once you have permission to delete files in c:\ then you can simply mark a range of the files and delete them as usual.

  3. 785

    Delete files under C:\windows\temp also c:\users\"logon name"\appdata\local\temp. Then run Diskclean and defrag

    • 1377

      In reply to Hamiltla:

      Many enterprise PCs have group policies which prevent users from accessing C:\Windows\Temp or defragging drives. If OP can't access C:\Windows\Temp, then s/he wouldn't know what's in it anyway. Problem is almost certainly their personal temp directory.

      Many Windows programs create .TMP files, and they can't be deleted while those programs are running. Close everything else, then run File Explorer, locate the .TMP files, and delete them permanently.

  4. 785

    Forgot Windows 10 goto >  setting > system > Storage >  click on C:\  > click on temp files