Obtaining considerable space on hard disk has always been a grave concern for Windows users. As with every new version of Windows, the amount of space being taken on partitions in the hard drive (especially C) has become a matter of increasing capacity. So, for all those who have been concerned about the free space on C: drive since the days of Windows XP, and now in Windows 10, today I will tell you the way by which you can free up space in Windows 10 on your HDD with full satisfaction.
Windows 10 brings to its users some special set of tools that were not found in the previous versions of Windows. One of them is to actually check out what is taking up space on your hard disk so that you can easily be able to locate the culprit and wipe it out to gain the amount of space which you so richly cherish. Here’s how you can free up space in Windows 10 on your Hard disk.
Free Up Space in Windows 10 on your Hard Disk
Steps To Free Up Space in Windows 10 on Your Hard Disk
Windows 10 contains a whole new set of tools that maintains and manages hard drive and other storage devices on your system. These new options can be explored and accessed in the all-new “Storage” settings. To begin cleaning up your storage device, go to “Settings” and click on “System” category. In the system menu, select “Storage” option in the list: in the right pane will appear storage information about all of the connected storage devices such as HDD, USB, External HD, or etc., whatever is connected to your PC.
When you will click on any of the visible drives, for example drive C: a new window will open showing you a colored interface of the space being taken in that drive and each color will represents a certain set of files stored within the drive. Over here if you select the “System and reserved” option the window will show you all the core system files that are saved and hidden inside that drive which is required by your Windows to work properly. Among several categories of saved system files here you can safely see and chose the “System Restore” files and delete the ones which are too old if your system has a recent backup done.
Then moving further you can check the tab of “apps and games” where you will see all types of applications and games which you can uninstall on your Windows 10. You can select and uninstall those ones that are no longer of your interest and just taking up free space. This category is one of the core ones in giving you a good amount of space since we install lots of apps and games but scarcely play or use a few of them regularly. To free up space in Windows 10 this category is a very good one indeed.
And off course there are many categories on the selected drive’s section which you can explore one by one and see a set of files on each one which you can easily remove or uninstall if they are no longer in your usage. However, one thing that is of importance here is to know about the “Temporary” folder and the “Other” where many useless files are kept such as those which are left behind from your previous upgrade to this version of Windows. You can delete these files but just remember that in case your Windows upgrade gone wrong due to some reason and you also have deleted these files, you cannot revert back to previous state and would have to go again from point zero with a fresh installation.
Another word of caution is that prior to initiating the deletion process of any of the files, please makes sure you are only deleting the ones that does not have any association with core system processes or you will end up malfunctioning the Windows. But nevertheless, to free up space in Windows 10 is something that was never as concrete and in-depth in the previous installments of Windows as in Windows 10.
In fact, apart from these couple of categories I have told you to delete unnecessary files, if you want to go more deeper, you can actually gain up a lot of space in your hard disk but obviously to delve deeper, I must recommend you to be an advanced users who understand something about Windows files and what are the types of core system files that can affect the system. Have a good cleanup and let us know if you have any tips about the latest Windows by Microsoft.