Free Up Hard Disk Space

The cost per Gb of each hard disk is decreasing by the day, but even then we somehow manage to fill up all the space in our hard disks. This is even more true if you’re using SSD’s , which offers much less hard drive space than traditional hard drives.

If you’re in constant hunt for hard drive space, these tricks should help you free up space for important files and programs by removing the unimportant junk cluttering up your hard disk.

1. Disk Cleanup

This is the native tool for removing unnecessary clutter from you’re drive. To access this go to My Computer>Right click Drive> Properties 

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After clicking on disk cleanup

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For the C: Drive there are several other options

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2. Analyse you’re disk

Analyse your entire disk to find files that is taking too much of you’re disk space. it is always good to know what is eating up most of your bytes. For this I personally recommend WinDirStat. Although you are free to use another software like SpaceSniffer , JDiskReport and GetFoldersize.  WinDirSAT

3. Remove Duplicate Files

I used to have backups of my backup, but quite recently, i have moved to the cloud, due to which i still have files left on my drive which is of no use to me as i already have a backup copy of it online.

DuplicateCleaner is a freeware that does this job pretty well .

DuplicateCleaner

 

This might take a while

This might take a while

4. Uninstall unused programs

After about 3 months i build up about 3-4 Gb of data due to unused programs which i used for one of my tutorials. Go to>Control Panel > Uninstall a Program> Right Click on the program > Uninstall/change 

Uninstall

 

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