Friday, March 20, 2015

How to Delete Google Chrome Temporary (.TMP) Files

How to Delete Google Chrome Temporary (.TMP) Files

Also - How to Delete Google Chrome Adobe Flash Cookies (.sol files) - Respawning Cookies

*.tmp dump

It may surprise you to learn that Google Chrome is pig when it comes to file management. 

This post will deal with Temporary files (*.tmp) management. Each day Chrome will produce about 25 such files which vary in size of 0,28,100kb.

These are not temporary cache files from the internet which live in

%HOMEPATH%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache directory have no file extensions.

These temporary files a generate from Chrome install process, updates, and daily workings create files ending with extension .tmp. There is no mechanism for these files to get clean-up.

In the course of writing this blog, I cleaned a whopping 1 Gig of space in *.TMP files alone, which was a span of 3 yrs of Chrome use.

Here's how to do some spring cleaning of your Google Chrome Browser TMP files.

TMP files are generated in any of the sub-folders, starting at this top Chrome directory; 

%HOMEPATH%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\

which contains 1,163 sub-folders (on my machine, this will vary, the point is, it;s allot).

My GoogleChromeDeleteAllTMPfiles.bat file will delete all *.TMP files in those sub-folders.

For a quick check to spot *.TMP on your machine, check these folders since Chrome produces *.TMP files daily there

%HOMEPATH%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\JumpListIcons
%HOMEPATH%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\JumpListIconsOld

Here's the code to review that deletes all Chrome *.TMP files

Download the GoogleChromeDeleteAllTMPfiles.bat, double click to run it, that's it.

I also recommend using BleachBit a new tool to delete cache, delete cookies, clear Internet history, shred temporary files, delete logs, and discard junk you didn't know was there.

There is an option to delete *.TMP files but it is a system wide scan and took a very long time to run.
FYI Choose Deep Scan - Temporary Files.

So hence the windows batch file GoogleChromeDeleteAllTMPfiles.bat, it super quick and efficient.


  1. Mine is 64GB cleaned up, tqvm

  2. 64GB cleaned up, tqvm

  3. 120GB cleaned up!!! Does anyone know why these files keep getting created?

  4. 12 GB cleaned up! Thank you!

  5. 129gig, so far I win...

  6. Thank you so much, cleared 30 GB of garbage!

  7. 4500927182 TB cleaned up! I Win...

  8. 176.2+ GB for me... just under 19% of my total '1TB' drive size. It's infuriating.

  9. thank you ive cleared around 120GB

  10. 80Gb cleaned up! this is awesome. Why would Google not fix this flaw!?!

  11. 220 GB and over 500 thousands of file deleted! Thank you very much

  12. Thanks, cleaned about 160Gb of those .tmp files