1. Uninstall unused programs: To clean up your hard drive, you can start by uninstalling any unnecessary and unused programs. This will help to save disk space and improve your computer’s overall performance.
2. Delete temporary files: Temporary files are created when you run programs or visit websites. These can take up a lot of space over time so it is important to delete these files.
3. Clear your browser cache: Your web browser’s cache can occupy a large amount of disk space. Clearing your browser’s cache regularly will free up this space and help to improve your browser’s performance.
4. Run disk cleanup: You can use Windows’ built-in disk cleanup tool to remove temporary files and other unnecessary items from your system.
5. Defragment your hard drive: Fragmentation occurs when parts of a file are stored in different places on your hard drive. This slows down your computer’s access time to files as it needs to search each location. Defragmenting your hard drive will reorganize your files, improving their access times and helping to speed up your machine.