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Clear Caches in Windows 10/8 to Free Up Disk Space

2016-09-06 16:00:56 Posted by Abby Haines to Partition Manager

Summary:
Suffering low disk space issue? In fact, if you check your Windows computer, you’d be surprised by how much space is taken up by random cache files. So, Here we show you how to clear caches in Windows 10/8 to effectively free up some disk space. Try the guide to clear all types of caches including temp files, Internet Explorer history, Windows Store cache, Web browser cache, Windows search history, Live Tile cache, Thumbnail cache, system update cache, system restore cache, DNS cache and other caches with ease.

Why you need clear caches in Windows?

Windows 10 and Windows 8 usually keep many types caches on your PC. They can be divided into two types Desktop app cache and Modern UI App cache which are found in Internet Explorer, Windows Store cache, File Explorer History, Location History. Those cache files take up valuable space. They can cause low disk space issue and slow sown your PC if you have a hard drive or SSD with limited capacity. When it happens, you need to clear the caches to reclaim some disk space speed up your computer. As caches are hidden and invisible, finding and clearing all of them manually one by one is not an easy job. So, to make the job easier, here we will introduce you two easy ways to do this job:

1. Delete caches using Disk cleanup in Windows 10
2. Easily clear caches in Windows 10/8 using third-party software

Clear caches using Disk cleanup in Windows 10

Disk Cleanup in Windows 10 is a free built-in utility designed to free up disk space. It can delete windows.old folder, downloaded program files, temporary files, temporary Windows installation files, offline web pages, and log files, as well as empty the recycle bin and remove old thumbnails.

To delete temporary files:

1 .Search for "Disk cleanup" from the taskbar and select it from the list of results.
2 .Under "Files to delete", select the file types to get rid of. To get a description of the file type, select it.
3 .Select "OK". 

To delete system cache files:

1. In Disk cleanup, select "Clean up system files".
2. Select the file types to get rid of. To get a description of the file type, select it.
3. Select "OK".

Easily clear caches in Windows 10/8 using third-party software

Except for Disk Cleanup, you can also try EaseUS free partition software to clear caches in Windows 10/8 in an easier way. The program allows you to deleted all types of caches including temp files, Internet Explorer history, Windows Store cache, Web browser cache, Windows search history, Live Tile cache, Thumbnail cache, system update cache, system restore cache, DNS cache and other caches once in 3 simple steps. 

1. Launch EaseUS free partition tool and click "Cleanup and Optimization". Then choose "Junk File Cleanup".

2. Click "Analyze" to let the tool find junk files in your PC.

Clear caches to free up disk space in Windows 10/8

3. Check and choose the junk files you want to clear up and then click "Clean up".

Now, you can try both of these two ways mentioned above to easily deleted or clear caches in Windows 10/8. And if you still suffer low disk space issue, here EaseUS free partition software with "Resize/move partition" feature is ready for help at any time.