Is your Windows 10 PC a victim of cluttered hard drive? Have your terabytes of disk space been already occupied?
Searching corners of your PC for data cannot be an option, here are some effective tips to locate and delete unwanted data that clog your disk drive to recoup a couple of gigs.
Running out of disk space has never been a new problem for PC users. Luckily Disk Cleanup feature of Microsoft proves a sigh of relief, permitting users to reclaim the disk space taken by recycle bin, temporary files, system settings, downloaded program files, previous Windows installations etc.
To perform Disk Cleanup, follow the steps below:
Another trick to free up clogged disk drive is to clear off the data residing in Recycle Bin. Recycle Bin includes the data which you think you might have deleted from your PC but have not been removed permanently and thereby occupy valuable disk space.
To empty this trash, simply locate Recycle Bin on the desktop and right click on it and click Empty Recycle Bin. You will be given a warning message asking if you want to delete the data permanently, simple click Yes to proceed.
Over the time installed applications start eating up precious disk space and deteriorate the PC’s performance. Uninstalling such unused apps is a useful measure to free up disk space. Here’s how you can easily delete the unwanted apps.
You should feel yourself lucky if you have your hard drive space partitioned into different drives. In such a scenario, you can simply save the files to the drive which has free space by changing the default save locations.
To do so, open the Settings menu and then navigate to System > Storage.
Here under Save locations, choose a different drive for the categories displayed in the list.
Making use of the above-mentioned ways you can save your Windows 10 PC from a cluttered hard drive and reclaim valuable disk space.