If your PC is running low on storage, here are a few ways to free up some drive space.

Delete files with Storage Sense

If you have storage sense turned on in Storage settings, Windows can automatically free up space by getting rid of files you don’t need, like temporary files and things in your recycle bin or, you can delete them manually.

Open the Start menu and select Settings  > System  > Storage.

Do any of the following:

  • To have Windows delete unnecessary files automatically, turn on Storage sense.
  • To delete unnecessary files manually, select Change how we free up space > Clean now.
  • To specify which files you want storage sense to delete automatically, select Change how we free up space, then select or deselect the check boxes for options under Temporary Files and Free up space now.

Uninstall apps you don’t use anymore

 Open the Start menu and select Settings  > Apps  > Apps & features .

  • Search for a specific app or sort them by size to see which ones are taking up the most space.
  • When you find an app you want to delete, select it from the list, and then select Uninstall.

Move files to another drive

If you have photos, music, or other files that you want to keep but don’t use very often, consider saving them to removable media, like a USB drive. You’ll still be able to use them when the drive is connected, but they won’t take up space on your PC.

  • Connect the removable media to your PC.
  • Open File Explorer from the taskbar and find the files you want to move.
  • Select the files, go to the Home tab, and then select Move to > Choose location.
  • Select your removable media from the location list, and then select Move.

Save new files to another drive

 Instead of saving all your new files to the same drive, save some of them to a different drive.

  • Open the Start menu and select Settings  > System  > Storage .
  • Under More storage settings, select Change where new content is saved.
  • For each content type, select a drive from the dropdown menu. If the drive you want to use isn’t listed there, make sure it’s connected to your PC.

The above tips are from the Windows 10 Blog, below is a link to the website for further tips. https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/tag/windows-10-tips/?ocid=engagement_ema_omc_win_jannews_productivity_hero-tips-noncta

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