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Windows: how to free up space if your PC storage fills up?

Did your computer run out of memory? Follow these recommendations to easily reclaim space.

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Windows: how to free up space if your PC storage fills up?

If your computer no longer has free space or is about to run out, it is likely to have various problems. In addition to affecting its performance, it could also have problems installing important Windows updates and saving the files you need.

To solve this situation, we provide below a series of tips that will allow you to free up disk space on your device in a simple way.

1. Storage Sense

It is a feature of Windows that is capable of automatically getting rid of unnecessary items, such as the contents of the recycle bin and temporary files left by programs. To activate it, follow these steps:

  1. Click the button I ome from the taskbar.
  2. Tap the nut icon in the left column to open the Settings panel.
  3. Go to the System> Storage section.
  4. Enable the option Sensor Storage (Storage Sense).
  5. Tap Configure storage sensor or run it now.
  6. Choose how often it should run and what items it will clean.

2. Disk Cleanup

If your computer doesn’t have Storage Sense, you can use Disk Cleanup, another Windows tool that can also be used to remove temporary files and other system items.

  1. Press the Start button or go to the search box on the taskbar.
  2. Type “disk cleanup” and select it from the results.
  3. Check the box next to the type of file you want to delete.

To free up even more space, tap the Clean system files option, choose the type of items you want to delete and click OK. Next, press the Delete Files button in the confirmation window to start the cleanup.

3. Applications and programs

Uninstalling unnecessary applications and programs from your computer will also help you get more disk space. To do this, go to Start> Applications> Applications and Features, sort items by size, and get rid of those you don’t use.

4. Cloud storage

The storage services in the cloud provide you a space where you can store your files safely, which will help to clear the internal memory of your computer. Among the best options are Google DriveOneDriveDropboxAmazon Cloud Drive, and Box.

5. External hard drive

If you don’t want to depend on your internet connection to save your files, you also have the possibility to transfer the information from your PC to an external storage device. Thanks to its portability, you can take it with you wherever you go.

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To get started, connect one or more additional displays to your computer using a compatible video cable to the VGA, DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort (DP), or USB-C port (that supports DisplayPort or Thunderbolt 3). The number of monitors supported will depend on the type of graphics card you have.

After plugging in everything, the PC should automatically detect and display the desktop screen on each of the connected monitors. If so, you will be able to access different ones, such as organizing their orientation, color depth, display style, refresh rate, and more.

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