Why there are 153G of temporary file in windows and I cannot delete them

Amber Peiying Han 1 Reputation point

Hi, I was notified that I don't have enough storage space in my computer and I delete all the files in the Temporary File category, but there are still 153G of temporary file that cannot be deleted? Is there a way I can locate and delete these files? ![74779-capture.png][1] [1]: /api/attachments/74779-capture.png?platform=QnA

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  1. Anonymous

    Might give this a go.

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  2. MotoX80 32,911 Reputation points

    Use TreeSizefree to analyze which folders are using up the most space.


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  3. Candy Luo 12,686 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi ,

    You can also use windirstat tool to locate large files. Refer to the following steps:

    1.Download psexec.exe and windirstat1_1_2_setup.exe tool.

    2.put these tools under drive C (C:\PSTools and C:\windirstat1_1_2_setup).

    3.Open CMD as admin and run the CMD:

    Cd C:\PSTools   
    psexec.exe -I -s cmd  


    4.Run CMD whoami to further check if the current account is nt authority\system.

    5.Then run the CMD:

    Cd C:\windirstat1_1_2_setup  


    6.Then you will see how the disk space is used. As picture below:


    Best Regards,


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