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Aug 18, 2023

3 Ways to Clear up Space on Your Laptop

I was deleting old files from my laptop yesterday and I thought there could be more people who need information on different ways to free up space. So I did a bit more research so I'd be able to share some tips on how to clear up space. If you noticed that your laptop has been a bit slower than usual, I think this article is for you. Here are three effective ways to clean up space on your laptop:

Remove Unnecessary Files and Applications

You know that feeling when you're sifting through your clothes and find clothes you haven't worn in ages? You should do the same for your laptop! Dive into your files and kick out the old, unnecessary stuff. Start by going through your files and applications to identify what you no longer need. Delete those movies you’ve already watched, old documents, duplicates, and files from downloads that you no longer require. Uninstall applications that you rarely use. This will free up a significant amount of space on your laptop.

Clear Your Recycle Bin (or Trash on Mac)

A lot of people might know this already but for those who don't know, when you delete files they don't actually leave your hard drive. They just move to your systems Recycle Bin. Over time your laptop accumulates those files and they can take up a surprising amount of space. So it’s advised to regularly go through your Recycle Bin and empty it as it can help you reclaim several gigabytes of storage space.

Utilize Cloud Storage and External Drives

Consider using cloud storage services like Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive to store files that you don't need immediate access to. And when it comes to those monster movie files or your entire collection of tutorials, you could give them a new home on an external hard drive? This way, you can access them when needed without taking up valuable space on your laptop's internal storage.

Remember that regular maintenance is essential to keep your laptop's storage organized and optimized. By following these three steps, you'll be able to free up space and ensure that your laptop continues to run smoothly.