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Ways to save more space in Windows

For example, when you removed a Windows account which was rather new and unused to see how much storage would be freed, you can navigate to Users, right click the user folder for the account you would like to remove and choose to delete it.

Clean unused system and driver files

Some methods used to back up some space on your storage drive include deleting the Windows.old backup folder created when you redownload or upgrade Windows. The folder has all the files from the last Windows installation and can be removed if you do not need the data any more. Otherwise you can move the files to another drive.

Users are also able to save space on files and folders without having to remove them by turning on the integrated compression option of Windows. More precisely, you should right click the item you want, visit Properties, click the Advanced button and check the box next to ‘Compress contents to save disk space’. Finally, you click OK twice to verify or exit. Compressed files and folders will have blue text. Compression is unwanted for any system file or files which will be approached even sporadically. You should only utilize it for archiving purposes.

For example, when you removed a Windows account which was rather new and unused to see how much storage would be freed, you can navigate to Users, right click the user folder for the account you would like to remove and choose to delete it.

System and driver files that you try to clean

Windows stores its downloaded drivers in the operating system folder, which would get more and more cluttered with old driver files over time, especially when it comes to such hardware as graphics cards receiving regular software updates.

You could try the Command Prompt methods to batch clean the Driver Store folder automatically of all the drivers files not being utilized by Windows, but it would be the case that none of your commands can be done apart from the Microsoft’s instructions for deleting them one by one in a manual manner. And there will be a third-party utility enabling you to browse and delete unnecessary driver files in the Driver Store. Driver Store Explorer could load all the cached drivers that you can filter by the device type, manufacturer, driver version and also the size of the file.

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