How to Delete Photoshop Temp Files on Windows 10

How do I delete Photoshop cache or temporary files? Photoshop is filling up my C drive. I've changed the cache folder to another drive, but I have to deal with the issue before the other drive is filled up. Thank you.

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Dany· Answered on Mar 09, 2023

Adobe Photoshop temporary files are located in the Windows default temp folder. If you don't know its location, follow the instructions below to access the Photoshop temp files on your computer. Go to C:-Users-User-AppData-Local-Temp(replace - to a slash). To access that, you can type %LocalAppData%-Temp(replace - to a slash) in the Search box and look for Photoshop Temp from the search results.

Here are the workable steps to delete Photoshop temp files on Windows 10:

Step 1. Check if your work is saved. Photoshop always creates temp work files in user temp space when you open a smart object. These temp files are not deleted till you close the document with the smart object layer out of Photoshop.

Step 2. Close Adobe or Photoshop-related programs. Close all Adobe Photoshop-related programs like Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Lightroom that might conflict while deleting the temp files. Once it is done, access the Photoshop temp files location and delete the Photoshop temp files.

Step 3. Navigate to the temp folder to delete Photoshop temp files. Open the temp folder and right-click on the files you want to delete and click Delete. When you're done, empty Recycle Bin to reclaim your storage space, and then check to see how much space you've saved.

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