How to Delete Temporary Files from Microsoft® Outlook
Whenever you try to open an attachment from an e-mail message, Microsoft Outlook will place a copy in the SecureTemp folder before you save the data on the hard drive. These folders are usually hidden under 'Temporary Internet Files'. These files are usually get deleted when you close the opened attachment on your system. At times this does not get deleted when the e-mail message remains open and is left as an open message in a new window or in the reading pane. If you choose to close the open message or display another Microsoft Outlook item in the reading pane and leave the attachment open then the temporary file will not get deleted when you close the attachment.
Tips to delete temporary files from Microsoft Outlook are discussed below:
- Delete temporary files
- Using Internet Explorer
- Using Windows tools
Delete Temporary Files
One of the methods to delete the temporary file from Microsoft Outlook is to use the 'temp' command. To perform these steps you need to first go for 'Run' for which you need to press 'Start'. Now you need to type '%temp%' in the 'Run' and press 'Enter' or 'Ok'. Now this will take you to another window where you may see a list of files. You need to delete them. To delete these files, you can select one file by clicking on it and then press 'Ctrl' and 'A' together to highlight the files. Now you can press 'Shift' and 'Delete' keys together to delete these files permanently.
Using Internet Explorer
To remove temporary files from your Windows XP system you need to go for 'Start' and then to Control Panel and select 'Internet' option from it. Now under the 'General' tab you will see a 'Settings' button under 'Browser History' option. Now you will see a 'View' button toward the right, now you can see the list of temporary files on your system. You can close that window and press 'Clear History' if you want to delete the temporary files completely from your system.
Using Windows Tools
There are different Windows tools available to clean up your system or Microsoft Outlook. You can simply go for 'Start' and then go for 'All Programs' and then to 'Accessories' to find a list of 'System Tools'. You can use disk clean up to safely remove the temporary files from your system.
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