Cache is a temporary file created by the system and existing applications. This cache file will be reused to speed up the existing process because there is no need to download the same file again and again.
But if the storage space in Windows 11 starts to run out, or is experiencing problems with decreasing system performance, clearing the cache can be an option.
This article will provide ways that you can do to clear cache in Windows 11.
Deleting Temporary Files
- Step 1. Press Windows + R, then enter cleanmgr /low disk.
- Step 2. Select the system partition where Windows 11 is installed.
- Step 3. Put a check mark on all available options. If you have clicked OK.
- The last step. click Delete files when a confirmation appears and you just need to wait for the deletion process to complete.
In addition to the above methods, you can also delete temporary files manually in the following ways.
- Press Windows + R, then enter temp or %temp%
- When the temp folder opens, press CTRL + A to select all files, then press SHIFT + Delete to permanently delete the files. Wait until the process is complete
Clearing the Microsoft Store cache
- Step 1. Press Windows + R, then type wsreset.exe.
- Step 2. A Command Prompt window will open, leave it alone, wait for the cache deletion process to complete and the Microsoft Store will open automatically.
Utilizing Storage Sense
You can take advantage of the Storage Sense feature in Windows 11 to automatically delete temporary files. To activate Storage Sense, you can follow these steps.
- Step 1. Open Settings.
- Step 2. Click the System option.
- Step 3. On the right pane, click Storage.
- Step 4. Click (On) on the Storage Sense option.
- Step 5. Click the arrow icon ( > ) on the right in the Storage Sense option.
- Step 6. In the Run Storage Sense option, make sure the option is During low free disk space.
- Then at the bottom, you can also set how long the file is in the recycle bin before it is automatically deleted.