How to Clean Windows Memory Cache

by Kathryn Hatter

Over time as you use your computer, your memory cache will fill with temporary files. As these files accumulate, you will notice your computer begin to become slower, and performance may suffer. Your computer may even become unstable and crash as the temporary files mount up in the Temp folder. Purge this folder and clean Windows memory cache when you notice your computer dragging, and you will restore your computer's zip and vigor.

Click the "Start" button below your desktop.

Enter "\Documents and Settings\**computer user name**\Local Settings\Temp" in the search field and press "Enter."

Click on the "Temp" folder from the list that appears to open it.

Click "Select All" to select all of the temp files from within this folder.

Right-click the mouse button and select "Delete." Confirm your wish to delete all of these temp files.

Close the folder. You should notice your computer responding more quickly and readily to commands and processes.

Search for additional temp files on your computer. Click the "Start" button and enter ".tmp" in the search field. Wait while your computer searches for these temp files. Browse through the list of temp files that appears and delete unnecessary .tmp files.

About the Author

Kathryn Hatter is a veteran home-school educator, as well as an accomplished gardener, quilter, crocheter, cook, decorator and digital graphics creator. As a regular contributor to Natural News, many of Hatter's Internet publications focus on natural health and parenting. Hatter has also had publication on home improvement websites such as Redbeacon.

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