If you have a Windows PC that is telling you it is running low on space then it is likely your PC has a small storage drive (often 32GB), various temporary files and a previous build of Windows that is all contributing to the problem.
Clearing out the temporary files and the previous build of Windows will help relieve the problem and here we show you how to go about it in a few simple steps.
The screens shots for what we are doing below may look slightly different on your PC (depending on which "build" of Windows you have). However, the essential details remain the same and you can follow these to help get some of your storage back again.
First we need to open up the Windows Storage utility
Windows will now show you all the storage drives in your PC, click the This PC (C:) drive entry
A check wil now be made of the the C drive to determine how much space is being used by what. You will need to wait a few moments whilst it works things out and once complete the sizes appear. Now scroll down to the bottom of the report .
Near the bottom of the list there will be an entry for Temporary files, click this.
Depending on where you are with your versions of Windows 10, things may look slightly different but the essentials remain the same which is to clear the temporary files and also the previous versions of Windows
If your report looks like the following then tick the Temporary files and Previous version of Windows options and click the Remove files button.
If your report looks like the following, click the Delete temporary files option and click Yes, I'm sure at the prompt and then scroll down to the bottom.
Now repeat for the Prevision version of Windows.
You should now have a bit more space on your PC but bear in mind temporary files will start to build up again and each major update to your Windows will keep the previous version just in case. This means you will probably need to repeat this process depending on the size of the storage drive in your PC and it might be worth looking at options for increasing the storage space.
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