1. Uninstall unnecessary programs: Use your computer’s built-in uninstall feature to remove any programs that you’re no longer using.
2. Delete temporary files: Often, programs will store files on your hard drive that aren’t needed any longer. Run the Windows Disk Cleanup program to delete these unneeded files.
3. Move large files to an external drive or cloud storage: If your hard drive is running low on space, consider offloading larger files to an external drive or cloud storage.
4. Compact and defragment files: Over time, your hard drive can become fragmented, which can slow down your computer. Use Windows’ defragment feature to help reclaim lost hard drive space.
5. Clear out downloads: Be sure to periodically monitor your Downloads folder and delete any files that are no longer needed.
6. Find and delete duplicate files: Duplicate files can take up a lot of space on your hard drive. Use a third-party program to locate them and delete the ones you don’t need.