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Deleting temporary files will increase the efficiency of your computer and respond quickly to your key strokes. Your PC especially those running on Windows buildup temporary files each time you run programs, access Web pages, and during your day to day general use. Temporary files are created for backup purposes. They are normally stored in your hard drive and each time you open your computer it goes through its process including checking temporary files slowing down the rebooting process and taking more time to run. Temporary files not only take up valuable storage but also slow down your computer.
Temporary files are not automatically deleted even after you shut down the program. In order to improve the efficiency, you need to clean up the computer regularly by deleting unnecessary temporary files. Windows has Disk Cleanup pre-installed and you can access it to cleanup by pressing Start> Programs> Accessories> System Tools> and selecting Disk Cleanup. It will tell how much space your temporary files are taking and after glancing at them you can choose ALL and click OK to delete all. Make sure to reboot your computer after a temporary files cleanup. There are other places other than Disk Cleanup that might store files and find them in My Computer and enter *.tmp to find them.