5 Ways to Free up Disk Space in Windows 10

Are you facing a low disk space problem on your computer? If yes, then you have come to the right place because today, we are going to share with you five ways to free up disk space in your Windows 10 computer. So, let’s learn about them in more detail.

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Empty Your Recycle Bin

When we delete files or documents from our computer, these files and documents are transferred to our Recycle Bin and remain there until we empty the Recycle Bin. Therefore, if we don’t delete the files from our systems recycle bin, these files will continue to take space in our hard disk, and that is something which you don’t want if you are facing a problem of low disk space. So, go to your computer’s Recycle Bin and empty it if you have lots of files in it. To do this:

  1. Open the Recycle Bin by double-clicking on its icon.
  2. Now click on “Recycle Bin tools” and hit the “Empty Recycle Bin option.”
  3. You will see a popup on your screen with this message “Are you sure you want to delete this file permanently?” 
  4. Hit the “Yes” button to delete these files permanently.

Use Disk Cleanup utility

Disk cleanup utility allows you to free up your disk space by removing all unnecessary files from your computer like temporary internet files, Windows error and feedback files, files in the recycle bin, etc. Follow these steps to run the app/utility:

  1. Go to the Windows search bar and type “Disk Cleanup.” 
  2. Next, open the app/utility by clicking on the “Open” button.
  3. Now select the drive that is having low disk space. For example, the C drive.
  4. The app will start searching for all the unnecessary files.
  5. Next, select all the files that you want to delete. Note: If you don’t know whether a file is important or not then don’t select that file.
  6. Hit the “OK” button to remove these files from your computer.

Delete Temporary Files

The next thing that you can if you have low disk space in your computer is deleting all the temporary files from your computer. These files are created by Windows and the apps that are installed on your system and can take lots of space, and by deleting them, you can free up some space in your hard drive. Follow these steps to delete temporary files from your computer:

  1. Click on the “Home” button.
  2. Next, click on the “Settings” option.
  3. Now click on “System.”
  4. Next, click on the “Storage” option (Listed in the left panel).
  5. Now click on the “Temporary files” option.
  6. Select the files that you want to delete and click on the “Remove files” button.

Save Your Downloaded Files in Different Drive

If the drive on which Windows is installed has low disk space, then transfer all your important files and downloaded files to a different drive that has sufficient space. You can also change your default download location so that all the download files are automatically stored there. To do this:

  1. Click on the “Home” button.
  2. Next, click on the “Settings” option.
  3. Now click on “System.”
  4. Next, click on the “Storage” option (Listed in the left panel).
  5. Now click on the “Change where new content is saved” option under the “More storage settings” section.
  6. Finally, change the storage location for your files and click on the “Apply” button to confirm your choice.

Uninstall Unnecessary Apps

If all the above things don’t work, then try uninstalling the apps that you don’t use or the apps that are taking lots of space. This will not only help you remove all the unnecessary apps from your computer but will also help you in increasing the space of your drive. To uninstall apps:

  1. Click on the “Home” button.
  2. Next, click on “Settings.”
  3. Now go to Apps> Apps & features.
  4. Sort the apps using the ‘sort by size’ filter.
  5. Identify apps that you don’t use and hit the “Uninstall” button to remove these apps from your system.

Conclusion

These are some of the best ways to solve the low space problem in Windows 10. So, do try them if you are currently facing a low space problem on your computer.

Abigail Smith is an inventive person who has been doing intensive research in particular topics and writing blogs and articles on Blog-antivirus and many other related topics. He is a very knowledgeable person with lots of experience.

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