how to free space in laptop

How to Free up space on a Laptop with Windows 10?

Windows 10 cache can take a lot of storage and this causes the laptop to run slow. So we are going to show you ways to free up space and make your laptop or PC a lot faster. This method can free up 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. So we are going to perform this in 4 simplified steps make sure you follow each and every one of them.

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 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 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

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 dialoge 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.

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