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I've got an HP STREAM Notebook PC 13 running Windows 10.

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JA: Hello. What is your issue regarding?
Customer: I've got an HP STREAM Notebook PC 13 running Windows 10. I've tried to remove the Temporary files using the Settings app. When Delete is selected and confirmed, it does not remove any files even after a long period of time. What to do?
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your HP is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: 6 mos. HP Stream Notebook PC 13.
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: I've used the Start>Settings>Storage>Temp Files.
JA: The electronics expert can solve this for you. Anything else you want him to know before I connect you two?
Customer: That's it.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

Try this method of removing temporary files instead, I suggest:

Search for Disk cleanup

and select it from the list of results.

Under "Files to delete," select the file types to get rid of (i.e. Temporary Files in this case).

Then click on OK.

Let me know whether this helps. Also try monitoring disk and CPU activity levels in Task Manager, to make sure it is working... if there are many Temporary Files, it may take over 20 seconds.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Did not work. Disk Cleanup only got rid of ~480 MB of space. Settings > Storage > This PV (C:) > Temp Files shows 2.3GB still remaining. What's next?
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

That is plenty. 480 MB of Temp Files is a lot, believe me.

That could well have improved your performance.

Try closing all programs, restarting the PC.

Then at startup and just after logging in, run Disk Cleanup again, being sure to select both

Temp Files


Temporary Internet Files

and clean those up. If there really is 2.3 GB of temp files, this may take at least 30 minutes to run.