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.
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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.
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.
Running Disk Cleanup
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.
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
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”.
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.
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