If you notice your computer internal memory running out. You are obviously concerned with how to declog it to allow for more files and extends its use before upgrading to a larger internal disk.
This guide walks you through different procedures that you can take to save more than 50GB of disk space on your Windows 10 computer.
They involves deleting temporary system files and unused download files that are saved to your computer, and which you don’t need. You can periodically perform these actions to keep your computer as efficient as possible.
You may also be interested in how to free up space on Windows 10 by deleting old backups.
On your computer window, right-click on the start menu and press run.
Next, type in “prefetch” and click “Ok”.
You will need administrative privilege to access this folder, you should press “Continue” to continue as an Admin.
Next, select an item and press Ctrl+A to highlight all the files in the folder. Then press Ctrl+D to delete every file.
Some files that are currently running won’t be deleted, you can ignore them.
Again, right-click on the start menu and click “Run”. Then type in “temp” and click “Ok”.
You should also highlight all the files and delete them. Again, a few files will remain undeleted, you can ignore them.
Once again, right-click the Start menu and press “Run”. Then type in “%temp%” and press “Ok”.
You will also need to delete every file in this folder by using the step previously described.
Next, go to the Start menu and search for “This PC”.
Next, open the (C:) drive and go to the “Windows” folder.
Next, locate the “SoftwareDistribution” folder and open it.
Open the Download folder and delete all the contents in it. They are Windows download files, which are no longer needed.
Next, go back to (C:) drive, right-click on it, and select “Properties”.
Next, go to Tools>>Optimize.
From here, you can click on the “Optimize” button to optimize your drive.
Next, go back to the Start menu and search for “Disk Cleanup”.
From here, you can select different cache files to clean up from your disk.
You should select files that occupy large space. After you’ve done that, you should select “Cleanup system files”.
This action cleans up the selected files from your system.
Next, go to the Start menu, right-click on it, and select “Command Prompt (Admin)”.
Next, type in the following command “ipconfig/flushDNS”. Then hit the Enter key.
This deletes the DNS Cache.
Next, you should right-click the Start menu and select “Run”. Then type in “wsreset” and click on “Ok”.
This cleans up the Windows Store Cache. Once done, the Windows Store should pop up.
Performing the actions described in this guide should save you a good amount of disk space.
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I hope you find this guide helpful. Kindly leave a comment if you have any questions.