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How to free up space on your PC | 12 Top tips

12 Top Tips for freeing up space on your PC! 

  1. Install programs
    If you want to free up some space on your PC, you can google some good programs to install that help you see what is taking up the most space on your hard drive. Before you install a program onto your desktop, make sure you research about it and look at customer reviews so you do not end up installing a virus and having your PC become vulnerable to attacks.
  2. Get rid of unwanted apps
    Take some time and have a look through your PC and desktop and get rid of any apps you haven’t used within the last 6 months. This is a good way to free up space quickly.
  3. Get rid of any games
    Getting rid of games you don’t play or use anymore will allow lots of free space to be accessed. If you do want to keep some games on your PC, make sure they are games that do not take up many gigabytes and games that you will actually use.
  4. Backup your PC onto a hard disk
    Backing up your data from your PC onto a hard disk allows you to get rid of files and broken shortcuts that are taking up unnecessary space on your system. You can delete them knowing your files are backed up and protected on your hard disk. However, make sure you don’t move any programs as they may not run properly.
  5. Get rid of old emails
    This tip may take a bit of time, however, if you really need space on your PC then getting rid of emails from years ago can be the way to go. If you don’t have a lot of time on your hands, then think about getting someone else to do it for you. Alternatively, you can create a compressed archive, where any email over a year old is automatically archived.
  6. Get rid of old files
    Have a quick browse through your documents and see if you have any files that you don’t need anymore. Getting rid of a lot of files will free up masses of your space. Some programs, as mentioned in tip number 1, will also allow you to see what files are taking up the most data and space on your PC. This can help you save time.
  7. Get rid of old songs
    If you’re a music lover and have thousands of songs on your PC, then you may have to look at erasing the ones you don’t listen to anymore. Songs are sneaky and take up a lot of gigabytes on your PC.
  8. Stop programs from starting automatically
    Preventing a program from starting up itself, can save you having to delete it, space and time.
  9. Store files on the cloud
    Storing your files on the cloud can save you to avoid double saving each file. The cloud allows you to select which folder you want to download onto your PC whilst it is still saved in the cloud.
  10. Delete temporary files
    Deleting temporary files can save masses of gigabytes within your PC. To do this you can use your Disk Clean-up function in your start search. This will save you time and space.
  11. Delete Cache
    Deleting cache data can save lots of space on your PC. However, if you do go ahead and delete it, you may run into slower systems. Weigh up the pros and cons before fully committing to this tip.
  12. Empty the recycling bin
    This tip is important. If you’ve deleted lots of old files and downloads from your PC, they will still be in your recycling bin. This will still take up some space, not a lot, but some and so if you need the space, every little bit will help.

If any of these interest you and you want more detail, then feel free to contact us as we can help. Call today on 01730 233350 or come visit us at our store in Rake, Hampshire

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