How to free up drive space in Windows 10

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How to free up drive space in Windows 10

How to free up drive space in Windows 10

If your PC is running low on free space, you might not be able to install important Windows updates, and your PC’s performance may be affected. Here’s how to free up space so you can keep your PC up to date and running smoothly. 

1. Search for Storage settings and Open

2. Select Temporary Files

3. Select the items you want to delete

4. Select Remove files

If you’re getting a Low Disk Space error because of a full Temp folder: If you used Disk Cleanup to free up space on your device and then see a Low Disk Space error, it’s possible that your Temp folder is quickly filling up with application (.appx) files that are used by Microsoft Store. 

Free up space with Storage Sense: 

1. Select Start — Settings — System — Storage .

2. In the Storage area, turn on Storage Sense.  

3. Select Configure storage sense or run it now.

4. In the Run Storage Sense area, choose how often you want Storage Sense to run.

5. Select which files you want Storage Sense to delete automatically, then select the corresponding time intervals. 

6. Scroll down and select Clean now.

7. Windows will take a few moments to clean up your files, and then you’ll see a message indicating how much disk space has been freed up.

Free up space with Disk Cleanup: 

1. In the search box on the taskbar, type disk cleanup, then select it from the results.

2. Select the check box next to the type of files you want to delete. (To view a description of each type of file, select the name.) By default, Downloaded Program Files, Temporary Internet Files, and Thumbnails are selected. Be sure to clear those check boxes if you don’t want to delete those files.

3. To free up even more space, select Clean up system files, and then select the type of system files you want to delete. Disk Cleanup will take a few moments to calculate the amount of space that can be freed up.

4. After you’ve selected the types of files you want to delete, select OK, and then select Delete files in the confirmation window to start the cleanup.

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