Restoring or getting space from your computer's hard disk can be very stressful. Here is the guide to help you free up the space.
1. Read the Amount of System Space
WinDirStat is a free and open-source graphical disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool for Windows Operating System. It is notable for presenting a sub-tree view with disk use percentage alongside a usage-sorted list of file extensions that is interactively integrated with a colorful graphical display.
Follow the steps as below:
- Launch WinDirStat after downloading and installing it.
- Choose the drive that you want to check and evaluate.
- Hit OK and wait for scanning.
- Once the scan is completed, the result will be shown on your screen. If you click on an item, you can find out which files are taking up the most space.
2. Run Disk Cleanup to Clean Extra Files
There is a built-in tool that is designed to free up disk space on a computer's hard drive in Windows. That is Disk Cleanup. Both temporary files and other unimportant data can be deleted. It's easy to use.
Step 1: Right click one of your hard drives and select Properties.
Step 2: Click the Disk Cleanup button.
Step 3: Select the types of files you want to delete and click OK. There are temporary files, log files, files in your recycle bin, and other unimportant files.
Step 4: You can also click the More Options > Clean up to remove programs that you don't use. Or, free more disk space by removing all but the most recent restore point.
FonePaw MacMaster is a powerful tool to check and clean the system storage on Mac. It also allows you to check the system status, including the battery, CPU and memory usage.
Step 1: Download, install and launch MacMaster on Your Mac.
Step 2: Check the data to scan.
You can choose Master Scan to remove unneeded system and apps files such as System Junks, Photo Cache and more. Or, Large & Old files, Duplicate Folder, Uninstaller, and Privacy also can be selected to delete.
Step 3: Click Clean and the stuff will be removed.