It's easy to quickly clean up temporary files and temporary folders on Windows 11 or with one button klick!
1.) ... Deleting the temporary files via the Run dialog!
2.) ... Create a desktop shortcut to delete% TMP%!
3.) ... What should I watch out for when deleting the temporary folder?
4.) ... What is the point of deleting the Windows 11 temporary folder?
5.) ... Have the temporary folder deleted on restart!
2. Use the command cmd /k "del /q /f /s %TEMP%\*"
3. Start the deletion with the Enter key
4. Optionally use the Shift + Ctrl + Enter key to delete as admin
|(Image-1) Command line to delete the temporary files on Windows 11 example!|
1. Keyboard shortcut Windows + D to focus on the desktop
2. Click on a free pace on the desktop
3. As always create > New > Shortcut
4. As target cmd /k "del /q /f /s %TEMP%\*"
5. As a name for example TMP-Delete
(... see Image-2 Point 1 to 9)
To clean up the temporary folder at the push of a button is one of the most popular desktop shortcuts, which you can also quickly download Del-Temp.zip to save yourself the five steps, so the temporary folder stays nice and clean even under Windows 11, without the Disk Cleanup Tool on Windows 11 to perform cleanup of Temp Folder!
|(Image-2) Quickly clean up TEMP under Windows 11 via Desktop Shortcut!|
However, you should not clean them up during the installation of programs, because installation data is also temporarily stored here, which can lead to an error as long as the respective installation is running.
See also: ► Secure Erase!
Sometimes the installation of updates hangs or when you install third-party software under Windows 11, in this case the complete cleaning of the temporary folder can prove to be a promise of success when restarting Windows 11 and often leads to the successful installation of software or helps Windows 11 update problems!
You can have the temporary folder deleted on restart by using tools like Delete.On.Rebot and using them conveniently via the Windows 11 Explorer context menu to simply delete data that are not deleted on restart!
To use Delete.On.Rebot so easily you have to add:
►► .. delete on restart from the MS Explorer menu!
|(Image-3) Clean up the temporary folder on Windows 11 restart!|