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Can We Delete Tableau Prep Temp Files in [C:\users\<user>\AppData\Local\Temp]?


Published: 02 Feb 2022
Last Modified Date: 03 Feb 2022

Question

Sometimes Prep Builder Temp files consume large space (e.g. over 10 GB).
Is it safe to delete Tableau Prep Temp Files in [C:\users\<user>\AppData\Local\Temp]?

Environment

  • Tableau Prep Builder

Answer

The temp files from Tableau Prep Builder flows are stored in [C:\users\<user>\AppData\Local\Temp] with a name like [prep-<code>].
Normally these files are deleted when Tableau Prep closes down. However, these files survive automatic deletion, when Prep is closed abnormally or using Task Administrator. In cases like that, it is safe to delete them to reduce the size of the Temp folder.
 
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