Storage Full ? Use These Methods to Gain Disk Space

Have you ever undergone from such situation? The answer will be YES by most of the readers.  Today we will discuss about methods of gaining disk space on any disk without loosing important data or files.

Storage Full ? Use These Methods to Gain Disk Space

# 1  Classify Everything -

The most important thing is to classify the files and folders spreaded over the disk. If you are using computer then First of all go to the drive and press CTRL + A and then CTRL + X means simply cut everything, then  create a folder in that drive. Rename it Mission Classification (or anything you like) and paste everything in that folder. Now come back to drive and create major folders as per your requirements and  then cut/paste only the things that you need from the folder Mission Classification to newly created folders.  Scan each and every folder, go deep and you will find tonnes of crap files and data which you don’t need. Simply delete SHIFT + DELETE folder Mission Classification after classification. This is the easiest and safe method but bit lengthy which renders excellent results.

# 2  Go Cloud – 

Sending most of the files in cloud is another method which makes free space, you can try Google Cloud (known as G Drive) or similar other trusted cloud storage services such as Dropbox, one drive etc. If you have large files then don’t even try to use cloud unless you have unlimited internet connection with sufficient speed. Make sure you have strong password for accessing those files.  Do prefer non important files to store on cloud, keep important files on your disk. Additionally encrypt files if possible before transferring to cloud.

# 3  Compress Files – 

If you are ready to sacrifice with the quality of files such as images, audios, videos etc then you can try compressing those files. You can use

Storage Full ? Use These Methods to Gain Disk Space

# 4  Find and Kill Duplicates – 

You can find duplicate files in the disk by using programs like Anti-Twin or Easy Duplicate File Finder. Carefully scan the files and delete the duplicate files. Double check before deleting any file that it is a duplicate file. Many antivirus programs have this feature so make sure if there is any such option in your antivirus program.

# 5  Find and Delete Large Files – 

If you can manage to delete at least 2 or 3 top large files then it will be as equal as deleting many small size files. You can find and delete large files using programs like TreeSize. Again make sure if there is any such option in your antivirus program.

# 6  Find Alternatives – 

What if you need all the top large files? In such case try to find comparatively low sized alternative for such large files, or you can compress the files in win zip to gain some disk space.

I am assuming you don’t have any other disk, thus you can try these simple methods and gain some disk space.


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