Save Disk Space on Your Compter

by Autumn Hockersmith | 2010-02-18

There are many reasons our computers might run slower, one of them might be the lack of disk space. This can often happen with out our knowledge when downloading anything from music, pictures and videos. In this article I will take you through three simple steps of how to best save disk space on your computer using windows disk clean up, disk defragmentation and compressing and compiling files and folders.

The first step I am going to talk about is disk clean up. To do this you will open disk cleanup by clicking the start button. In the search box type disk cleanup and then in the list of results click disk cleanup. In the drives list, click the hard disk drive that you want to clean up, and then click OK. In the disk cleanup dialog box, on the disk cleanup tab select the check boxes for the file types that you want to delete, and then click OK. In the message that appears, click delete files.

The second step I would suggest taking would be to perform a defragment of your disk drive. There are several different methods you can use to do this. The first method is to use the properties of your local disk to do this you will begin by opening my computer. Then right-click the local disk volume that you want to defragment and then click properties. Next you will go to the tools tab, click defragment now. Then click defragment.
The second method you can use is computer management MMC to do this go to start computer management MMC (Compmgm.msc). Then click disk defragementer. Last you will click the volume that you would like to defragment, and then click defragment. The last method is disk deframenter MMC you will start disk defragmenter MMC (Dfrg.msc) and just like the previous step you will click the volume that you would like to defragment and then click defragment.

The third step you can take to create more room on your computer is to compress and compile files and folders using products such as Xippit. Xippit Pro by Xionix uses proprietary technology to compress files. The program also allows you to compress these larger files to smaller more manageable units this allows for easier backup on CD and DVD rom.




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