Are you tired of seeing low disk space errors on your PC? Want to have some free space on Windows or your computer so you can avoid this nasty error that keeps popping on your screen? Well, we’ve got some solution for you!
You would surely want abundant space on your laptop to store your recent holiday snaps or download new software or games. However, low disk space issues wouldn’t leave any room for your aspirations. To help you get out of this trouble, we have listed down a few tricks to get some free space on your Windows. Try them and see what might happen!
Identity What’s Taking More Space
Before you begin to free space from your computer, you need to identify what exactly is taking more room on your hard drive. Click on the ‘Start Menu’ and open ‘Settings’. After that, click on ‘System’ and then launch ‘Storage’. Once Storage is opened, select the hard drive and see what sort of files are stored in it. Windows displays all kinds of files in it such as applications, games, videos, pictures, audio files, etc.
Uninstall Unused Apps
It’s time for you to get rid of all the unused and unwanted apps and games on your computer. You may not have an idea but these apps take a lot of space on your hard drive. Therefore, it is recommended to remove or uninstall them at the earliest. Always remember that you can re-install them anytime if you need to.
Delete Files Manually
Manually deleting files from your computer might be a bit time consuming but it’s usually worth it. Simply launch ‘File Explorer’, right-click on any folder, and select ‘Properties’ to see how much space it and all of its subfolders are taking up on the Windows. All you need to do is simply click on ‘Delete’ to get rid of unwanted folders or subfolders.
Delete Files Automatically
This would be fun to do because it doesn’t require you to select each folder and then delete it one by one. Windows has its own Disk Cleaner Utility that allows you to do some cleaning on your hard drive. All the temporary files and unwanted junk data gets deleted with the help of this cleaning utility. Open ‘This PC’ from the File Explorer and then right-click on the hard drive you want to clean up. Select ‘Properties’ and then click on the ‘Disk Clean-up’ icon. Within a few minutes, you would see a list of file types all listed together. You can choose all the ones you’d like to remove and then click ‘OK’ to confirm.
Shift Files to OneDrive
Have you tried and tested the magic of OneDrive? OneDrive is a built-in clouding sync service in Windows that allows you to transfer some of your files to the cloud and free up space on your local drive. Click on ‘Storage’ (as explained above) and then open hard drive. There you will select ‘OneDrive’ and then click on ‘Manage OneDrive’. You can right-click on any file or folder and then select ‘Choose OneDrive folders to sync’.
Try Other Cloud Storage Platforms
Apart from OneDrive, you may also want to try other cloud storage platforms to transfer some of your files. Platforms like Dropbox and Google Drive are two fine examples. We would always recommend you to first transfer files on these cloud storage platforms and then delete them from your local drive. However, it is always better to have them both on local and cloud drives.