Imagine your computer as a bag. In that bag, you store photos, videos, music, documents, games, software, and many other different forms of files. As time passes it is obvious that you will run out of space or push the bag’s capacity. Right? In this scenario, you can do a few things to solve the storage space saturation. Either you will buy a new bag to keep on storing your files, or you will start decluttering it. The analogy stops here as we are talking about a computer. And therefore a third solution pops in which is to take help from online resources to sort of your computer space issues by Optimizing Unwanted Files.
There are case-specific solutions of optimizing files based on whether you are a Windows user or a Mac owner. Let’s look into the ways of keeping your computer running light and smooth.
1. The first step is very straightforward. You should regularly get rid of temp files and junk files to ensure a good health for you PC and smooth running of its software. Your PC goes through a lot of complex work such as downloading temporary files aka temp files, running them in the background in order to run any application. These ‘Temp Files’ become ‘Junk Files’ after their use as they hang around in your computer for a very long time if they are left unchecked. They even result in slowing down your PC. The files simply need a regular clean up to maintain your PC in a good condition. You can use any of the following methods to do so:
a) Delete junk files using Storage sense (Windows Users)
Windows 10 offers a feature called ‘Storage sense’ that helps in removing unwanted files which are from the old applications that are no more in use. It deletes the files that have been in the recycle bin for 30 days or more, and the files that are found in the ‘Downloads’ folder that haven’t changed in 30 days.
This option can be found by opening the ‘Settings’ page of your PC. Further, go to ‘System’ and then ‘Storage’ option. Under ‘Storage Sense’ click on ‘Change how we free up space’ button and then choose the kind of files, you want to remove. The final confirmation button is ‘Clean Up’ that will free up your computer from unwanted files in an instant.
b) Delete junk system files using Disk Cleanup (Windows Users)
Reclaim the lost space on your PC by using this long-standing time-tested tool. It comes as a tool in your Windows PC that helps in deleting additional unnecessary files from your device, including system files, system restore and shadow copies etc. This clean up is requisite in optimizing the unwanted files. You can find this option by right-clicking the ‘Local Disk’ on your Windows PC. Following the drop-box, you will reach the ‘Properties’ option. And by clicking on it, you should reach a detailed information drop-box which tells you about the disk space, disk capacity, free space etc. In the same box, you will find ‘Disk Cleanup’ button. By clicking on it and by tick marking the kind of files you want to get rid of, you will be taken to a final ‘Delete Files’ button. Click on it and savor new found space on your PC!
Second step is a very useful and often overlooked way. It is to uninstall apps and games you never use. Files such as games and other applications that either came installed in your computer when you first purchased it or the ones that you manually installed later on but you don’t use them anymore, can be the hidden reason that slow your computer down. Be smart and stop letting these apps eat up your PC’s precious space. To get rid of them go to the ‘Settings’ page. By following ‘Apps’, ‘Apps & Features’ options, you will see a detailed page where you can tick mark all the apps that you no longer want. After selecting them, click on the ‘Uninstall’ button and watch your PC taking a sigh of relief!
Thirdly you can save your files on the Cloud. It can be used both on Mac and Windows computers. When you can play it smart, then why buy a new hard disk? We understand your need to save your memories in the form of photographs, videos, mp3s etc. You just need to shift all those files to the cloud. It’s a safe way to free up your computer space. Each file stays right where you saved it. Every time you need to access any of those files, you can simply download them and use them.
a) For Mac users, this option comes with MacOS Sierra and later. It offers ‘Store in iCloud’ option that uses the storage space in your iCloud storage plan. If you need more storage space you can buy more at 50 GB for $0.99 (USD) per month from your Apple device.
b) For Windows users, there are plenty of online services that offer plans starting from minimum 2 GB up to 15 GB, which can be further expanded.
Following the above advice, you can maintain your PC’s good performance for a long time. Say bye to PC problems such as overheating, hanging, slow performance etc. For further support reach to our talented team of experts at 1-800-828-6304 who are here to support you 24/7 by giving you their customized support.