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How to Remove Photoshop Temp Files?

Many photographers these days use various wonderful applications for their digital workflow. And one commonly and widely used program is Adobe Photoshop. This tool offers many advanced features for editing single or multiple images, with effects like sepia, RGB, layers and many others. However as more and more usage of Adobe Photoshop program, it creates and saves hundreds of files in “temporary” folder which are stored on your computer hard drive. Such unwanted temp files takes up lot of space on hard disk.

In this article, you’ll come to know on how to find and delete Photoshop temporary files. As said before these temp files are created when you are working on an image or photo on Adobe Photoshop. Sometimes the Photoshop file size can easily carry over 1GB of data and it doesn’t get automatically cleaned once the program is closed. Hence deleting Photoshop temp files becomes very important to optimize as well as free up space on your computer hard disk. You can erase temporary files of Adobe by following the below mentioned procedures:

For Windows:

  • Turn on your Windows computer and then select “Start” button
  • Now open “Run” console and type in %temp%
  • Click on “Ok”,after which all the temp files from your Windows computer including Adobe Photoshop temp files will be displayed
  • Choose one or all of the Temp files
  • And use “Shift + Delete” key combination to remove the temporary files permanently

For Macintosh:

  • Switch on your Mac system and refresh the screen several times
  • Now open your the temp file folder (Type "open /tmp" without quotation marks in Terminal to open the temp folder)
  • After locating, choose the temp files which you would like to delete
  • Now right click on the files which you want to remove and click on “Delete” button to remove the temporary files

Nevertheless, these methods are tiresome and time consuming. Also the temp file location for Adobe Photoshop differs from one operating system version to another. Hence, the safe and the best way to delete Photoshop temp file is with the help of a reliable third party application available on the internet.

Which application to use?

One of the most useful and trusted program to identifying and remove these Photoshop temp files buried deep in your Windows or Mac operating system is Remo MORE. This tool quickly scans your entire hard drive and displays all the temp files along with its file size, once you have identified Photoshop files you can easily clear the same using the utility. More to this the application also helps in removing other junk files such as download history, log files, cookies, system temporary files, cache files and many others.

Basic Features:

  • The tool is available for Free!!!
  • 24/7 technical assistance is offered to all its users
  • One click solution to remove Photoshop temp files
  • Runs on all the latest Windows (XP, Vista, 7 and 8) and Mac (Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion) operating system.

Follow these steps to delete Photoshop temp files:

Step 1: Download and install Remo MORE software in your system and launch it. After launching select "Optimize" option from Main Screen. From the next screen select "Privacy Cleaner" option.

Delete Photoshop Temp Files - Select Privacy Cleaner

Step 2: Select "Clean PC Junk" option from the third screen.

Delete Photoshop Temp Files - Select Clean PC Junk

Step 3: In the next screen you will get a list of PC junk setting and history locations. Select them location from where you want to clear junk files and click on "Scan" button. You can view the scanning process through progress window.

Delete Photoshop Temp Files - Select Scan Button

Step 4: After the accomplishment of the temp file removing process you will get the list of the cleaned items. Click on "Finish" button to complete this porcess.

Delete Photoshop Temp Files - Select Finish