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How to Remove Caches and Temporary Files in Windows


You may want to remove caches to update an application status or fix some issues.
You may need to remove temporary files to get some more free disk space.


Try clearing files and folders in the directories below.

  • %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Temp
  • C:\Windows\Temp
  • C:\Users\All Users\Package Cache
  • C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
  • C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Temporary ASP.NET Files

Sometimes you may get permission error when deleting files or folders. If this is true then try the following command before deleting these files and folders.

takeown /f C:\Users\All Users\Package Cache /r /d y
icacls C:\Users\All Users\Package Cache /grant administrators:F /t