Reasons for cleaning temp folder in Windows® 7
What is the reason for cleaning the temp folder in Windows 7? What are the benefits?
The purpose of Temporary Internet Files folder (temp folder) is to speed up the loading of web pages. It works every time you visit a web page with Internet Explorer, the browser first checks to see if the webpage and its pictures are already in Temporary Internet Files cache. If they are, Internet Explorer uses your Internet connection only to check if the web page has changed since the last visit. In most cases it does not change, and Internet Explorer will load the page from Temporary Internet Files folder on your hard disk, which is several times faster than loading the page from the Internet.
The benefits of cleaning the temp folder and issues that may arise due to temp folders are discussed below:
- Need to remove temporary files
- System slow down
- Slow Internet connection
Need to remove temporary files
Temporary Internet files can compromise your privacy. They are called temporary, but they are never deleted unless the cache is full, and the folder can reach a very large size on modern computers. Everyone who has access to your computer can look into your Temporary Internet Files folder and see the websites that you have visited in the past. You can manually delete the contents of your temp folder.
System slow down
If there are a lot of temp files on the system, then it may cause the system to work slowly. A lot of temp files on the system can make the system go slow. If there is an antivirus in the system, then it will scan the system while booting. During the scanning process it will scan the files and folders saved on the system. So if there are a large number of temp files in the system, then it will take time to complete the scan and start the system.
Your Internet connection can also become slow due to temp folders. While accessing the Internet, a temporary file is created. So if any small change happens on the website, then it can block the access of the website. So a lot of temp files on the system will create a slow Internet connection on the system. It is always good to delete temp files for a fast Internet connection.
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