How to Free up Drive Space with Windows 10

Windows 10 cache can take a lot of storage and this causes the pc to run slow. So we are going to show you ways to free drive space and make your laptop or PC a lot faster.

This method can free up drive space up to 30 GB depending upon your disk overall capacity.

We will not use any third-party software for this process, so it will also help you to learn where these files are being stored.

We have discussed here the 4 different methods. Make sure you follow each step properly to easily free up your drive space in Windows 10.

3 Ways to Free Up Drive Space in Windows 10

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Free Drive Space Windows 10

CLEANING

Method 1

Step 1: Type “Run” in search and hit enter

run search enter

Step 2: Type “temp” and press enter

Step 3: Select all files and delete them

Step 4: Skip those files which promote warning

Method 2

Step 1: Type “Run” in search and hit enter

run search enter

Step 2: Type “%temp%” and press enter

Step 3: Select all files and delete them

Step 4: Skip those files which promote warning

Method 3

Step 1: Type “Run” in search and hit enter

run search enter

Step 2: Type “prefetch” and press enter

Step 3: Select all files and delete them

Step 4: Skip those files which promote warning

Method 4

Step 1: Negate to “This PC “.

Step 2: Go to Local Disk C and then go to the Windows folder

Step 3: Find the software distribution folder and hit enter

Step 4:Go to “Download Folder” Select all files and delete them

Step 5: Skip those files which promote warning

Recycle bin

You may be unaware of the fact whenever you delete a file by right-clicking and pressing delete it shows up in Recycle Bin and this is actually utilizing the space on the disk. Usually, the recycle bin has a capacity of 50Gb so it can take up a lot of space. Be sure to empty Recycle Bin as well.

Optimize Disk

Step 1: Navigate to “This Pc ” or file explorer.

Step 2: Go to Local Disk C and right-click on it

Step 3: Choose properties

Step 4: Go to Tools and select optimize from the disk fragment section

Step 5: Select C drive and hit optimize button and then wait for it to finish

Disk Cleanup to Free Up Space in Windows

This is the last and final step to clean your Local disk C and a way to ensure everything unwanted is cleared up properly.

Step 1: Go to the start menu and type “Disk Cleanup” and hit enter

Step 2: Select C drive and hit “OK”

Step 3: It will perform a quick scan and it will give you an option. Check all the boxes and click “Cleanup System Files”.

Step 4: It will perform a deep scan and then open a new dialog box. Select all the boxes and hit “OK”.

The cleanup process may take a while depending on the speed of your disk so be patient. If you are having any problem following these steps then click the video below to get a visual demonstration of the process.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU1K6P1M8hq-TBnDlHQtO7A

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