1. Uninstall Unused Programs: Go to apps & features in the Settings menu to see all of the programs installed on your computer. From here, you can uninstall any programs that you no longer use.
2. Delete Temporary Files: You can free up disk space by deleting temporary files that applications create and no longer need. To do this, click on the “start” button and type %temp% into the search box. This will show a list of files in your temporary folder. Select the ones you no longer need and delete them.
3. Move/Backup Files to an External Hard Drive: If you have important files that you don’t need to access often, you can move them to an external hard drive to free up disk space. This will also ensure that you have a backup of all of your important files.
4. Compress Your Files: Files can be compressed to take up less disk space. To compress a file, right-click on it and select “Send to > Compressed (zipped) folder.”
5. Use Disk Cleanup: Windows includes a tool called Disk Cleanup which can be used to delete temporary files, emptied the recycle bin, and clean up system files such as Windows Update and logs.