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Do you need to free up space on Windows 10?

Is your hard disk full?

How to free up storage space on Windows 10

Let us show you how to free up storage space on your Windows 10 Computer using tools that come with Windows.

The team at Kingfisher Computers have taken the time to create a simple guide, for Microsoft Windows 10 users to free up storage space on your PC or Laptop.

  • DID YOU KNOW: The more FREE space you have in Windows 10, the faster and more stable your PC desktop or laptop performs.

How does "free up storage space on Windows 10" benefit you?

  • Speeding up your Computer 
  • Improved System Stability
  • Added Privacy Protection
  • Help get organised
  • Prolong life of device
  • Increases boot time
  • Optimise overall performance
  • Get Important Updates
  • No more windows hourglass

Find how much storage is available in Windows 10

Our guide to finding your free space
in Microsoft Windows 10

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It's now time to free up storage space in Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 10 includes a couple of tools for cleaning out files on your hard disk, thus giving you more free space for your PC or Laptop.

With these tools, there is no need to download any third party or dedicated cleaning apps for windows.  Here we have everything in one place.
The windows tools are fantastic first use tools to free up storage on your hard disk.

Disk Cleanup

Old school method

Old but still as effective as ever, I remember first using disk cleaner when it was introduced, in Windows 98. Even to this day it still gets the job done.

Accessing it is just as simple as it is to use.

To access Type;

“Disk Cleanup” into the start menu.

when windows will find it, you will see Disk Cleanup appear at the top of the start menu, under best match.

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  • TIP: Deleting and reviewing "Downloads" saves lots of space

Running Disk Cleanup

  • Type "Disk Cleanup"
  • Disk Cleanup
  • Tick Files
  • Cleanup
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To the left is what disk cleanup looks like if you’ve successfully followed my instructions. You will now be presented by this Window “Disk Cleanup”.

Disk cleanup will show you a list of categories and types of files that disk cleanup has searched and discovered to clean up and free up space on your Windows 10, PC or Laptop.

Tick and select what category you want to clean. Don’t worry. All these categories are safe if you’re curious about what your deleing. Disk cleanup displays a description for each type.

Once you’ve chosen and selected the files you want to delete. Click the “Clean up system files” button at the bottom left of the window.

Storage Sense

New school method

Storage sense is a new cleanup tool in Microsoft Windows 10, to help free up storage space in Windows 10 as you’ve already guessed. Its is a much more up to date version of disk cleanup.

Running Storage Sence

  • Type "Settings"
  • Settings
  • System
  • Storage
  • Storage sense "ON"
  • Free up space now

To open storage sense

Click on the start menu and type;

“Settings” into the start menu search.

When windows will find it, you will see Settings appear at the top of the start menu, under best match.

Open Settings. > Click on System. > Click on Storage

From within storage, you will see “Storage sense.”

Click the toggle and set it to ON

Now click the “Free up space now”.

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Type "Settings"
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System > Storage > Storage sense> Toggle on > Free up space
  • TIP: Anything you think you might need later. Save on an external hard disk drive or USB device. Somethings you never know when they come in handy.

Free up space (storage sense)

Once “Free up Space” is open, storage sense will display a list of different types of data that you would like to remove to free up storage on your hard disk. It shows you exactly how much space you’ll free up in each category that you choose.

When you have done this, Click “Remove Files” to remove the data you’ve selected, and get your free space back.

Note: If you have lots of data to remove, please be patient, Windows can take a few minutes to finish deleting your files.

  • TIP: Anything you think you might need later. Save on an external hard disk drive or USB device. Somethings you never know when they come in handy.
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Tick files you want to delete > Remove files

NEED HELP?

LET US DO IT FOR YOU

We will be more than happy to help.

Are you having problems with your Desktop PC or Laptop?
Did you try to complete our guide?

But you can’t because your computer keeps crashing?

Or is Disk Cleanup or Settings not loading, stopping you from accessing Storage sense, to clean up your hard disk. and free up some disk space.

Have you deleted as many files as you can? But you still can't get enough free space on in Microsoft Windows 10.

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  • FREE SPACE: Increases stability, speed and performance.

Arrange an appointment for your Desktop PC or Laptop for a deep clean now.

We’ll Free your hard disk up and get rid of all that unwanted junk and files that have been causing you problems and slowing your computer to slow down.

Get that Windows Deep Clean now.

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  • TURN YOUR COMPUTER SPEED UPTO 10
  • GET THAT FREE SPACE YOU'VE LONG FOR
  • PROLONG THE LIFE OF YOUR MACHINE
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  • THE PROTECTION YOU'VE ALWAYS NEEDED
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