Storage or disk space on your Windows system gets cluttered and over-occupied over time due to multiple reasons. Furthermore, it also affects your system performance negatively.
If you are facing performance issues due to over-occupied & cluttered disk space, then we suggest you should follow these steps to recover valuable disk space instantly.
Use Disk Cleanup Utility:
Disk Cleanup is a useful built-in utility on Windows systems that helps you find & clean all types of junk files in a jiffy. You can use this feature on your Windows 10 system to recover GBs of disk space effortlessly. It supports all Windows versions and helps you speed up system performance significantly.
To use this utility, follow these steps:
- Search & select “disk cleanup” in the search bar on the taskbar.
- Select the drive that you want to clean on the pop-up window.
- Once you are on the Disk Cleanup window, sift through all files & folders to find items that you want to delete.
- To delete any of these files or folders, simply select it and press the OK button to instantly get rid of it.
You can click on the “Clean up system files” option to get rid of all unnecessary system files. Here, you again need to select the drive from which you want to delete system files and select the files to delete them by pressing the OK button.
Uninstall Unnecessary Programs:
Not only the junk files but old & obsolete apps & programs also consume a lot of system resources unnecessarily. Here, these programs may include bloatware programs that come pre-installed on your system from the manufacturer or apps & programs that you installed long back and stopped using for a while. To uninstall all these unnecessary apps & programs, you can visit system settings.
To do this, head to Settings and select Apps & Features from the left pane. Here, it will display all installed apps & programs on your system. Now you need to sift through these programs to find the ones that you want to uninstall. To uninstall any of these apps & programs, simply select it and press Uninstall button given below it.
Windows Hibernate is a useful feature that helps you move all running services on your system to the hard disk when you shut down it. Once you turn on your system it will come out of hibernation and it returns to the previous state of functioning. While this function is useful, it consumes a lot of system resources. If you want to disable this function, then follow these steps.
- Go to Control Panel
- Click on the Power Options icon
- Select Hibernate tab
- Now uncheck the “Enable Hibernation” option
- Press Apply and OK
Disable System Restore:
System restore is a useful feature that helps you restore your system to a previously known safe state in case of system failure or other issues. But many users prefer to reinstall Windows, in case of system failure thus these restore points only consume valuable disk space. To disable the system restore feature on your system, follow these steps.
- Select and right-click on This PC to select Properties.
- Now on a new window, select System Protection from the left pane.
- It will open a System Properties window.
- Here, tap on the System Protection tab and click on Configure option.
- Now on a new window, select the “Disable System Protection” option and press Apply, and then OK.
Use PC Cleaner Tools:
The next best option to free up valuable disk space on your Windows 10 system is to use advanced PC cleaner and optimization tools. These powerful tools work on smart techniques and advanced algorithms to help you deep clean your system storage. You can use these tools to find & clean all types of junk files to recover valuable storage space. These nifty tools also help you speed up your system performance significantly.
So, these are some effective steps you can follow to free up valuable disk space and boost system performance significantly. If you know more such ways to recover storage space, then feel free to comment below.