Running Out of Space On Your Computer? Here’s What to Do

Computer users create and consume a lot of data, all of which needs to be stored. Without storage, it would be impossible to download videos, pictures, files, documents, music, or games.

As you use your computer, continually creating and saving new data like family pictures, videos, and work files, it’s easy to forget that hard drive space is finite. That is until you hit the limit and can’t download the latest video game you brought or save the project you’ve been working hard at on Photoshop. Luckily, if you find yourself in this situation, there are several easy ways to clear and maintain hard drive space.

Delete Unused Programs, Data, and Files

Whether intentional or not, computer users tend to hoard data. It could be files that you forgot to delete or no longer need, but it all adds up over time.

When it comes to storage, size matters more than quantity, so a folder filled with hundreds of pictures can be smaller than a single video file. The same principle applies to programs; a web browser is smaller than advanced video games. So if you need to create space by deleting files, start with larger applications. But remember, you should only delete files, data, or programs that you no longer use and are unlikely to need in the future.

Create Regular Backups

You likely have a lot of data that you want to keep safe but don’t need to access frequently. For example, old family photos are wonderful to … Read More