I need an efficient way of freeing up space on my HDD


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 64bit
       #1

    I need an efficient way of freeing up space on my HDD


    I only have 13 out of 450gb free and that is just way too low, but when I go to control panel to uninstall programs, the sizes are tiny. I also don't want to go searching through every folder to find stuff that takes up space. Is there like a program that can sort out every file by size? That would be perfect.
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  2. Posts : 8
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit sp1
       #2

    See if some programs are taking more space than others and decide if you want to keep them or not. Files like movies or 500 songs normally take a lot size and can be deleted if not needed. This will free up much space.

    Check these and delete one by one:
    http://www.businessinsider.com/7-way...ve-2011-2?op=1

    http://www.macworld.com/article/1165...ive_space.html

    http://www.mindgems.com/products/Fol...lder-Size.html (Free)
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  3. Posts : 3,724
    Windows 10x64 Build 1709
       #3

    We have many excellent tutorials here at the Forums. Written by some very knowledgeable people. Heres one on freeing up disk space,just click on the link.

    Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover
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  4. Posts : 55
    Windows 7 Professional x64 Windows 8 Professional x64
       #4

    marym1 said:
    See if some programs are taking more space than others and decide if you want to keep them or not. Files like movies or 500 songs normally take a lot size and can be deleted if not needed. This will free up much space.
    As he said first you can follow these steps and then you can follow these:

    1. CCleaner-a very comprehensive tool which will not only help you delete temporary files but also do many maintenance tasks-http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
    2. SpaceSniffer-a portable program that will graphically show you folders taking up the most space. If you click a folder it will show subfolders in that occupying most space and so on. Using this you can get an idea of space in your pc-http://download.cnet.com/SpaceSniffer/3000-18512_4-10913555.html
    3. Duplicate Cleaner-it will find duplicates of files and folders in your computer and you can free space using this-http://www.digitalvolcano.co.uk/duplicatecleaner.html
    4. Finally use tips on this post in howtogeek- 7 Ways To Free Up Hard Disk Space On Windows

    Hope you find this helpful

    Abhishek
    Last edited by Abhishek1108; 11 Oct 2013 at 03:39.
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  5. Posts : 1
    Vista 32-bit Home Premium
       #5

    WinDirStat


    I find WinDirStat to be really helpful for cases like this. What's great about it is that you can see what types of files are taking up the most space, sometimes it can be surprising.

    If you know what's taking up chunks of space, then you can more easily re-organize your folders or delete some stuff. There's a guide for it here.
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