When you are attempting to conserve space on your device drive, say, if you have a space strengthened solid-state drive, moving temporary files from Windows 10 to another hard drive makes sense. When you have a tiny SSD it is good to have as much room on it as you can. Windows temporary folder can be a pretty big user of space too. The good thing is that you can quickly transfer the temporary folder from your device drive to a higher data drive and it won’t affect performance at all. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to transfer the temporary files to another drive on Windows 10.
Transfer the temporary files to another drive on Windows 10
To transfer the temporary files to another drive on Windows 10, follow this procedure step by step.
Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Control Panel in the search box and then click the Control Panel option as the following image is showing.
As soon as you click the Control Panel option, the following screen will appear in front of you.
Click the System option from the Control Panel screen as highlighted in the above image. Then the following screen will appear.
Click the Advanced system settings option from the left side of the screen as highlighted in the above image. It will open the following dialogue box.
Click the Advanced tab and then click the Environment Variables button as highlighted in the above image. As you click the Environment Variables option, the following dialogue box will appear.
Click the TEMP option and then click the Edit button as highlighted in the above image. It will show another dialogue box as follows.
Click the Browse Directory button and choose an alternative path which will show in the Variable value textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. Now close the System Properties dialogue box and restart the computer to make changes.
By following this procedure, you will be able to transfer the temporary files to another drive on Windows 10.