Delete files and Clean hard disk via Windows 10 Settings

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Disk space disappearance is a common scenario for most computer users, so it is essential that you clean up your disk space from time to time. Most of us use the built-in disk cleaner or a free useless file cleaner. Windows 10 users have another option, via Windows 10 Settings.

Clean hard disk with Windows 10 settings

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In the Start menu, open Windows 10 Settings, select System, then click Storage to open the next window.

Here you see your drives listed with the storage space used under Local Storage. Select the drive you want more information about the type of files stored and the space they use.

clicking on an element opens another window where you can see a button to manage that element and the space it occupies. This article shows in more detail how to manage disk space and disk space with Windows 10 settings.

To delete temporary unnecessary files, scroll down to Temporary Files and click the option. The following window opens.

The options available to delete four different types of temporary files are listed. Select Delete Files to clean up unwanted files. Depending on what is available for deletion, you will see the following options for cleaning four file categories from your hard disk:

  1. Temporary files
  2. Download folders
  3. Download folders
  4. Empty recycle bin
  5. Previous version of Windows

Please note that the file cleaning option will not appear on your computer screen if there is no previous version of Windows on your system.

Select the files to delete and press button Delete Files.

That’s it!

Scroll down a bit and you will see a new feature Storage Sense that will help you automatically delete unnecessary files in Windows 10.

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