How can I free up hard drive space to improve performance?

1. Delete temporary files: Temporary files can take up a lot of space on your hard drive and can slow down your computer’s performance. Use disk cleanup (Windows) or cleaning tools (Mac) to delete these files.

2. Uninstall unnecessary applications: Programs you don’t use can take up large amounts of disk space. Uninstall these programs from the system control panel.

3. Clear the recycle bin: The recycle bin stores deleted files until you empty it. Make sure to empty the recycle bin regularly and free up disk space.

4. Move media files to an external hard drive or cloud storage: If you have a lot of videos and music stored on your computer, move them to an external hard drive or cloud storage. This will free up valuable disk space.

5. Defragment the hard drive: Fragmentation occurs when files are split up into many different pieces and stored in different parts of your hard drive. This can slow down your computer. Use the built-in disk defragmenter to combine fragmented files and improve performance.