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How to save space in Windows 10

How to save space in Windows 10

The limited space available on Windows 10 devices causes the halt of new installations and updates of existing applications. With these, overall performance could also be affected. We have identified a few important methods that could help save space and keep the device's performance high.

See also: How to defragment the hard drive in Windows 10

Temporary file filled at the top

The temporary folder keeps the backup files needed by the applications while they are running. When the application is closed, the temporary file created by the application is not deleted. No alarm can alert the user of a temporary file in the temporary folder, even after closing the application. The temporary folder uses the storage drive space on which Windows 10 is installed. Over time, the folder fills up, consumes the device's storage and leaves very little space for updates. The user could only know that the storage had been consumed quickly, but there would be no alert for the temporary folder. In such a case, when the storage is consumed faster than expected or is down without new installation or update, you must clean the temporary folder.

To clean up the temporary folder, open the Execute dialog box by pressing the Windows keys + R. Then type% temp% and press Enter.

A new window will open with temporary files that are not deleted.

Select everything and delete them. In the end, some files would not be deleted because they are used by the system. Ignore these files and close the window. Then check the basket. If temporary files have been moved to the trash, delete them to see the cleaning effect.

Restart the system and open the system settings from the Start menu. Click open Update and Security, then choose Dpanner from there. This will bring you a new window with various options. Choose Windows Store Apps and click Run Troubleshoot to check the app if the temporary folder fills up quickly.

Another thing to do is to clear the Microsoft Store cache. Open the Execute dialog again and this time type wsreset.exe and press Enter or OK. An empty command prompt would open for a few seconds and, when closed, the Microsoft Store app would open automatically. Close the store, open the settings again and go to the Troubleshooting section of Update and Security. Then choose Windows Update and fix the problem.

After this process, restart the device. The operation performed should free up space on your Windows 10 device. But if it has not solved your problem, you must pass the following method.

Storage Detection and Disk Cleanup Applications

Windows 10 comes with built-in functionality to identify and delete miscellaneous, temporary, and duplicate files. Open the Start menu, choose Settings, and then open System Settings. There you will see the Storage Sense option under Storage tab displayed left. Activating it allows you to activate Storage Sense to automatically and manually delete unnecessary files. For automatic execution, make sure that you have configured the file types so as not to lose your data.

Before that, Windows 10 comes with the Disk Cleanup app. You can also get third-party apps if that doesn't meet your needs. Windows Disk Cleanup is a handy tool for users who don't want to go deeper into the cleaning process. You can run Disk Cleanup from the Start menu. In the program, you will find that three options are already checked for program files to download, temporary Internet files and thumbnails. In addition, there is an option for system files (cleaning up system files). By clicking on it, a new window opens where several options are displayed and you can surely clean up a lot of space that can be used for new applications and updates.