Another time files are automatically created occurs when you download anything from the Internet.
These files pop up in your Downloads and tend to stick around – which means they can quickly stack up if you are downloading a lot of content to your Windows 10 desktop. Select View downloads and delete any files that you no longer need by highlighting them in groups or individually.
One Drive is a cloud service for Windows, so you would think that all the cloud data it uses would help free hard drive space, not take it up.
This is true, except for one particular One Drive feature – the ability to save files offline, which you may not even know that you are using. If you are dealing with sensitive files or big projects with some sharp deadlines, it’s a good idea to have a backup.
Is your Windows 10 hard drive feeling a little crowded lately? It’s nice to know that some things about Windows haven’t changed in a long time.
You can clean your hard disk and improve speed by getting rid of files and moving data to other devices. Windows 10 still uses the recycle bin to hide all the files you want to throw away, and emptying it out can prove effective in freeing up extra space.
Dragging and dropping a file into the new drive will create a copy of the file, allowing you to erase the original.