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

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]: /answers/storage/attachments/74779-capture.png

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DSPatrick answered ·

Might give this a go.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/disk-cleanup-in-windows-10-8a96ff42-5751-39ad-23d6-434b4d5b9a68


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MotoX80 answered ·

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

https://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free

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CandyLuo-MSFT answered ·

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

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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

 windirstat1_1_2_setup.exe

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

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Best Regards,

Candy


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