Monday, June 3, 2013

Cleaning Up Temporary Files In Your PC

Temporary files are something nobody wants to have in their system. But unfortunately when you use most software applications like Microsoft Word, you will see a large number of temporary files being created. The concept of temporary files is that they will be automatically deleted from your system once you close the main program that caused its development. But most of the time, this deletion does not occur.

So you might be forced to depend on some sort of Microsoft support services to do the same. However, most of you are unaware that you can easily get rid of such temporary files manually. We list before you some simple steps to follow to get rid of temporary files.

Instructions to follow

First restart your system as this would probably be the best solution to the problem. Most problems would be solved in an instant when you restart your PC and the problem of temporary files will also be solved in this way. However, cases do occur when such solutions prove inefficient.

If the problem persists, then you can manually open the folder where you save the documents that you create using Word. In the folder, you should enable the view option for ‘hidden files’ as well. You will see a number of files with “.tmp” extension as well as “.doc” extension but in a way that shows they are temporary files. You can manually delete them from your computer.

Next option that you can use is to search for the temporary files from your search navigation bar. Just search for “.tmp” and you will see a long list of temporary files in your system. You can select all the files and then delete them manually in one go. Make sure you check out advanced search options to look in hidden folders as well as in non-indexed locations on your hard drive.

Ensure that you delete files pertaining to only Microsoft Word as temporary files may be created by other programs as well. Even though there is no significant harm in deleting them, it is safe to not delete files, which you have no idea as to what it actually is.

As evident from this post, you can always do a lot of things yourself to solve any issues with your PC without having to rely on Microsoft support services for the same.