Temp directory

Updated: 06/07/2019 by Computer Hope
Temporary folder

A temp directory or temporary folder is a directory on a storage medium, such as on a hard drive, used as a location to store temporary files. Commonly, this directory is named TEMP and may contain files ending with .tmp.

Tip

To clean the temp files from your Microsoft Windows temporary directory (C:\Windows\Temp), use the Windows Disk Cleanup utility.

Operating system terms, Temporary file