3 Ways to Cleanup C Drive in Windows 10
Solution 1：Delete Junk Files Using Storage Sense
Storage sense, a built-in option in Windows 10, provides an easy way to quickly remove junk files from the local disk, such as temporary files, the files in recycle bin and in Downloads folder for over 30 days, previous Windows installation included in Windows.old folder, which can free up disk space on Windows 10 effectively. Please note that Storage sense is only available in Windows 10 Creators Update or later.
Solution 2: Move the Desktop Files to another Disk with More Free Space
By default desktop files in Windows 10 are stored in the system disk which is usually to be the C drive. Most of users would like to directly save files or applications to the desktop, which results in the C drive getting full and the PC running slowly. In order to free up space of the C drive, it’s recommended to change the path of desktop and move files or applications to D drive or another non-system disk with more free space.
Solution 3: Extend C Drive via Disk Compression
C drive allocated with less space will be full as time goes by. Using disk management tool, you could extend the C drive by shrinking other volume. Generally, disk space only can be adjusted between two primary partitions. So when you are ready to extend the C drive, please make sure C drive and D/E/F drive stay in the same disk and C drive also stays next to one of them such as D drive.
How to Backup Your Important Files
The space on C drive is gradually taken up. Removing junk files or extending volume for the C drive can free up the space, but it may cause data loss. It’s suggested to backup your important files in advanced with Renee Becca that provides backup and recovery for system/ hard drive/ partition/ files and supports running backup on schedule and performing a differential/ incremental backup.
Note: Please save the file to the non-system disk that won’t need to shrink. It’s suggested to save the backup file to external hard drive.
- Version chain mode: Only save the 5 latest versions, delete the useless old version automatically when the backup is done.
- Single version mode: only save the latest version, delete the last old version automatically when the backup is done.
- Full mode: create full backup.
- Incremental mode: Only create incremental backup after the initial full backup.
- Differential mode: Only create differential backup after the initial full backup.
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