Deleting "hidden" Temporary Internet Files

I have 15 gb of "hidden" Temporary Internet Files on my hard drive.  I have done the standard delete files and history in the internet options form, but these files have not been deleted. When I view the Temporary Internet Files there are only a few cookies remaining. However, when I right click on the Temporary Internet Files folder and select properties, I get 500,00+ files and 15gb.  I can see the files when I run a virus scan, but I can't view or delete them.  How can I get rid of these "hidden" files? 
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You can use any Tools like CCleaner or Norton Utilitys

Or Follow the manual removal steps.

Please use the following method to remove those temporary files.

1.      Press “Windows” and “R” keys simultaneously on your keyboard.

  1. In the text box in the Run window, type %Temp% and click OK. A folder full of files and other folders will appear.

All of the folders and files you see in this Temp folder are no longer being used by Windows and can safely be deleted.

  1. To remove individual folders or files, hold down your Ctrl key while left-clicking on each item you want delete. Release the Ctrl key when you're finished.

To delete these items, hit your Delete key or choose File and then Delete from the menu.

  1. Confirm that you want to delete the files by clicking Yes on the Confirm Multiple File Delete window that opens.
  2. If you'd instead like to remove everything inside the Temp folder, choose Edit and then Select All from the menu.

Note: If you're prompted that there are hidden files in this folder, just click on OK to bypass the message. A few hidden files hanging out in the Temp folder probably aren't important enough to worry about.

  1. Now that all of the files and folders are selected, hit your Delete key or choose File and then Delete from the menu.
  2. Confirm that you want to delete the files by clicking Yes on the Confirm Multiple File Delete window that opens.
  3. After all of the files have been deleted you can close the window and empty your Recycle Bin, permanently removing the files from your PC.

Tips:

  1. You may receive a Error Deleting File or Folder message while the files are being deleted. This just means that one of the files is in use by a program right now. Click OK, close all open programs, and repeat the steps above. If you still receive the message, try restarting your PC and repeating the process again.

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