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4 ways to free up storage space in Windows 10

 


If you are using a Windows 10 computer there are a lot of files and folders that take up a lot of space in the storage disk and you don't really need it, where you can delete such items immediately to save some storage space in your computer but knowing what to delete from the files can be very difficult.

First: What you need to know before you start:


You should know that some folders and files may be located in protected locations in your computer, so be careful when deleting them, plus manually deleting these folders may not be the best way to do this, instead, you can automate the process, by allowing the built-in Windows Disk Cleanup to perform these cleanings on your behalf.

This method allows you to avoid deleting the files you need or accidentally deleting necessary and important folders, and to access this tool, follow the following steps:

  • Go to the Settings page on windows 10.
  • Click on the Systems section.
  • On the left side of the screen that shows you, tap the Storage tab.
  • At the top right of the screen, switch the button at the top to play, then press the link below.

  • In the new window that appears to you, you can customize the tool to delete files as you wish.
  • After you're done, and within the Free Up Space now section, click on the Clear Now option.*


 

Second: What items can you delete in windows 10:


Note: All the files we will show today will be found in the system installation disk, which is often (C) in windows 10.

1- Hibernation files:


Hibernation mode saves computer power if you stay away from it and doesn't use it, storing all your data and open applications in the hard drive, sleep that saves that data in RAM, and in both cases it aims to quickly return to what you're working on on your computer.

But Windows stores these files, which automatically consumes space in the hard drive, and if you don't rely on this mode and rely only on Sleep mode, you can free up space in the Disk (C) by deleting these files and disabling the property through these steps:

  • Open Command Prompt from the Start menu, and then fill it as an administrator (Run As Administrator).
  • Type this command (powercfg.exe -h off), then click Enter and you'll see a message to confirm that this mode is disabled, and if you want to restart Hibernation again, type the command (powercfg.exe -h) and then press Enter.


2- Temporary Windows files:


Windows Temp Files is not important after first use, as it contains files and folders inside information used by the operating system and no longer needs it now, and although the CD cleaning tool can delete these files automatically, you can delete them manually as well.

File path: C:WindowsTemp

3- Deleted bin:


Technically, the Recycle Bin is not really a folder, as it contains files that you delete, and then over time it may contain many files that may reach several gigabytes and thus occupy part of the storage space in your computer and delete it you can free up some additional space.

You can easily delete the files inside them, by right-clicking on the (deleted bin) icon on your desktop and choosing (empty Recycle Bin dump) from the pop-up menu that shows you.

Downloaded software files:


In this folder, the operating system retains files used by activeX controls for the IE web browser version and small Java applications, so that if you use the same feature on the website you won't have to download them twice.

In fact, this folder is useless as ActiveX is a very old and vulnerability-filled technology, plus websites rarely use Java apps these days, and although most users don't work with ie now, you're expected to find this folder already empty, yet feel free to delete its contents if it's not.

File path: C:WindowsDownloaded Program Files

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