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8 Unconventional Ways to Save Storage Space on Windows

Roshni Khatri

20th Apr'22

Many things in life are never enough for us. You probably would be thinking about time and money. Well, besides this the storage space of your computer could also be a big dilemma for you. Whenever you have to download a game or movie, then at first you go straight for the tried and true methods. Then you empty the recycle bin, you go to the window’s built-in storage management tool to delete the large apps and games. And you delete the temporary files also, but sometimes it is not enough. You can also use the cubbit home cloud storage solutions to resolve the issue of storage. 

So here some prime tools to save storage space on your windows are described. Let's start!

 

Ways to Save Storage Space on Windows

When you have more wiggle room, then you can use some things to free up your space from the hidden corners of the window. With this, you can change some settings to free up more storage in your windows. Few tools that can save your space on windows are described here, Have a look!

1. Legacy Disk Clean-up Tool

The sense of storage is good but the Disk Clean-up tool in windows 10 and 11 is more useful. We can use it to clean up multiple files and store data quickly. You have to go to Start, Disk Clean-up, and Clean-up system files options respectively. This enables you to delete the windows update files, upgrade log files, noncritical files for windows, downloaded program files, system error files, previous windows installing and many more. 

You find that most of the data is safe to delete except “Windows ESD installation files”. This data is used to reset your system to its factory settings. If you use this tool then you would have to use the external media sources to reset your PC. 

 

Space Storage of Windows

 

2. Delete the OneDrive Data

If you use Microsoft 365 with a 1TB storage plan, then you might have many files stored in your system and PC. But you do not need all these files on your PC every time. In this case, you can open file explorer, then one drive menu, to identify those files which you do not need for longer, and can delete those from local storage to free up the space. 

Besides this, you might have noticed that there is a feature in OneDrive, called files on Demand. If you once enabled it, then it will download the files when you open them. Otherwise, your local storage would be free. To do this you can go to help and settings, then save space and download files when you use them. So at this time One Drive will not download or store the data, as you can do this when you want.

 You have to choose just simple steps for this: right-click on the file or folder you want to save in local storage and then click on “Always Keep on this device”.

3. Move Files, Apps and Games to a Different Drive

If you are unable to find the space in your installation drive then you can upload the files to an external hard drive. Moreover moving the files is easy as you have to drag and drop them in the file explorer. Here you can also use the Move to feature, after selecting the respective files and folders. 

To change the location of apps and games you can go to settings, then Apps, and then Apps & Features and after this, you can select the game and app you want. you have to click the Move button then drop down the select drive and again click on the Move button. 

If you do not find the Move option, that means windows will not allow you to move the app. Well, in this case, you can use the third-party tool Steam Mover.

4. Change Auto-Download and Install Folder to a Different Drive

There is a setting in the windows that changes the default location for the downloaded content or installing new apps. You can do this by the external drive to save storage. For this you have to follow some steps: go to Settings, System, Storage, Advanced Storage settings and where the new content is to be saved. You can also choose a different drive for new apps and documents, then click Apply.

 

Space Storage of Windows

 

5. Switch to Windows Compact OS

Windows has a feature that shrinks the footprints of windows, apps and systems. This feature is used for limited storage, but still, you can use this tool to have the space of some gigabytes when you are in dilemma. All you have to do is go to Start, right-click Command Prompt, choose Run as administrator, then type the command “compact.exe /compactOS:always” and press enter to enable the Compact OS. 

By following these steps, you can have the facility of 2GB storage space. 

6. Change Recycle Bin Settings

Windows 10 reserves 10 percent of the available spaces for the deleted files. It helps the system to delete files from oldest to newest. To reduce the space usage for recycle bins use these steps:

  • Use the window + D keyboard, a shortcut to view the desktop

  • Do the right click on the Recycle Bin icon and select the properties option

  • If there are multiple partitions, then select the recycle bin location that you want to configure.

  • Then under the settings for the selected location, select the custom size option.

In the maximum size file, specify the hard drive space in megabytes that Recycle Bin can use on the particular partition. After this click on don’t move files to the Recycle Bin and remove files immediately when deleted. Then Click the Apply and Ok button. 

7. Clean Temporary Files

The storage system in Windows provides you with the facility to delete the temporary files. But there is an automated process for you that can clean up the temporary files and the recycle bin files. For this, you have to Go to Settings, System, Storage and turn on the Automatic Content Clean-up icon. Then switch to the Every Month or Every Week option available in the Run Storage Sense feature. By following this function, you can delete your temporary files. 

 

Space Storage of Windows

 

8. Disable the Hibernate Feature

Hibernate is an essential feature of Windows computers that saves the current data on your PC before shutting down. It also helps in preserving the current session, when you start up the windows. Here you can save the space in your system. For this you have to go to Start, then click on Command Prompt app, then right-click and select the option Run as Administrator. Then type the command “powercfg /hibernate off” and press Enter.

Now the Hibernate feature would be disabled and by following the same process you can use this hibernate feature also. 

Thus, these are some smart options that can help you in resolving the storage issues. Well, many features have been developed to save your time and money like google’s new document management tool, which helps you to free up the space and provides a smart doc feature also.

 

Conclusion

Using the PC and Laptops has become the prime aspect of our life. We store many important files and documents in the system. Sometimes you may have trouble with the storage of the devices, then you have to choose some smart features to free up the space in your system. By following the given points you can clean up your devices. 

So choose the best unconventional way of saving the storage space in your windows and making your system smoother and fast. 

 

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A keen observer, who loves to spend time with nature. A fun loving person, enjoys to explore the new aspects of life. Passionate about reading and learning new things. Roshni is dedicated towards her work and has worked in different professions.

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