Hard drive is the location where you’re storing your computer data. Many PC users are complaining that their hard drives always seem to be stuffed. Thus this article will introduce 6 effective tips related to the hard drive in Windows computer.
As we all know, our computer data are stored on the computer hard drive. Hence, once the hard drive is chock-full, of course we will fail to write more data to it. In addition, with less and less space left, the hard drive will degrade gradually. Also, a stuffed drive is considerably vulnerable, especially solid state drive. If the drive breaks down, the data stored on it will get corrupt and lost as well. At that point, maybe you will have to spend much money on drive or specific file recovery, like PST file corruption recovery. Therefore, it’s highly suggested to never run out of the drive storage. Don’t despair. Here we will teach you 6 tricks to release more space from the hard drive in your Windows computer.
Tip 1: Utilize Disk Cleanup Tool
If your computer is working on Windows operating system, you can make use of the built-in Disk Cleanup tool, which can quickly analyze your files and delete the temporary files and some insignificant files. To launch it, you can right click one of the hard drives in the Computer window and select “Properties”. Then in the subsequent dialog box, you can find and click the “Disk Cleanup” button.
Tip 2: Thoroughly Clear Temporary Files & Duplicated Files
Disk Cleanup tool is handy and useful, but it can simply clean the temporary files created by the system, not including the temporary files used by other software. It cannot remove the duplicated files, either. Thereby, in this situation, of course you can resort to other external tools. There are many related utilities available in the today’s market. And many of them are totally free.
Tip 3: Disable Windows Hibernation Feature
On Windows, every time when you hibernate your computer, the contents of your RAM will be saved automatically to the hibernation file. It aims to guarantee that next time when you boot your computer, it can restore to the state it was in the last time. This file will occupy much space of your memory. Thus provided you do not often use hibernation, you can disable this feature and Windows will delete the hibernation file accordingly.
Tip 4: Reduce the Space for System Restore
Windows comes with “System Restore” feature, which will automatically use 10 GB space or so for so-called “System Protection”. It can help you to easily restore to a previous system version when you come across any system issues. Fortunately, Windows permit users to reduce the space for system restore. If you think this feature is entirely useless for you, you can also disable it directly.
Tip 5: Delete the Recovery Partition
Normally, Windows computer comes with recovery partitions, which aims to permit you to turn your PC back to its factory defaults. These recovery partitions will occupy a great amount of space in that they are containing an entire system image. Hence, it is advisable to copy them to other data storage media, and then delete them from the computer.
Tip 6: Upload Temporarily Unused Files to Cloud
Furthermore, you must have multiple files which are not in use at this moment. To these files, why not move them to other places? You can move them to external hard drives or other media. The best storing location must be the cloud as it can allow users to access them whenever and wherever as long as connecting to the Internet.
Tip 7: Uninstall Unneeded Programs
The last but not the least tip is to uninstall those programs that aren’t frequently needed and used. Assuming that you have any programs which you haven’t run in months, don’t hesitate and uninstall them right away. This is a quick and effective way to free up your hard drive space since these programs must contain a lot of useless program files.
Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including repair damaged SQL Server file and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com