Windows: how to free up space if your PC storage fills up?

If your computer no longer has free space or is about to run out, it is likely to have various problems. In addition to its performance, you could also have trouble installing important Windows updates and saving the files you need.

To solve this situation, we provide below a series of tips that will allow you to free up disk space on your device in a simple way.

It is a feature of Windows that is capable of automatically getting rid of unnecessary items, such as the contents of the recycle bin and temporary files left by programs. To activate it, follow these steps:

If your computer does not have Storage Sense, you can use the Disk Cleanup another Windows tool that can also be used to delete temporary files and other system elements.

To free up even more space, tap the option Clean system files choose the type of elements you want to delete and click To accept. Then press the button Delete files in the confirmation window to start cleaning.

Uninstalling unnecessary applications and programs from your computer will also help you get more disk space. To do so, go to Home> Applications> Applications and Features sort items by size and get rid of those you don’t use.

Cloud storage services provide you with a space where you can safely store your files, which will help you clear your computer’s internal memory. Among the best options are Google drive OneDrive Dropbox Amazon Cloud Drive and Box.

If you don’t want to depend on your internet connection to save your files, you also have the possibility to transfer the information from your PC to an external storage device. Thanks to its portability, you can take it with you wherever you go.

To get started, connect one or more additional displays to your computer using a compatible video cable to the VGA, DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort (DP), or USB-C port (that supports DisplayPort or Thunderbolt 3). The number of monitors supported will depend on the type of Graphic card that you have.

After plugging in everything, the PC should automatically detect and display the desktop screen on each of the connected monitors. If so, you can access different ones, such as organizing their orientation, color depth, display style, refresh rate and more.