How to increase space of C drive in Windows

Read this article to know how you can increase the space of C drive in Windows operating system.

Windows 7 uses a lot of space on drive C To this end, your boot disk may be outside the space in notime.

Here are some tips to clean the disk C. Boards also can have Windows Vista and Windows XP.

1) Empty your Recycle Bin

Yes, I know it's not rocket science, but it's just an aperitif! Read on! Incidentally, you can adjust the maximum disk space bin size by right-clicking the Recycle Bin and click Properties ...

2) Run Disk Cleanup

Right clicking on the C: drive and click Properties, there is the Disk Cleanup option. This gives you the opportunity to clean up unused files, such as temporary Internet files and files from old installation.
alternative way to open the Disk Cleanup is a cleanmgr command. Click Start, type cleanmgr command bar, press ENTER,

3) Uninstall any software you don't use

In my career as a computer technician, I saw many people who have Adobe Photoshop installed on your computer, so you do not even know what a JPEG file. (They do not have a license key is legal;)).
The best thing is to uninstall the software used to gain speed and save space.

4) Disable the Windows System Restore feature

Windows System Restore can use up to 20% of your disk space. You can change or disable it, go to your System Properties (Win Key + try-break!), Click Advanced system settings, go to the System Protection tab, click the drive you want to adjust, then click Configure. You can disable the protection system or adapt the maximum use of disk space usage.

5) Disable Hibernation

If you do not know what hibernation, you may not use it. To disable hibernation, follow these steps:
*Click Start
*Type powercfg -H off in the command bar
*Press Enter. The Hibernation file will be deleted with the next reboot.

6) Move files to another drive

Yes, this may seem silly, but it is one of the easiest ways to free space on drive C, without damage to your computer. If you have a drive D, you can transfer the movie or music files from the disc D. Also, make sure to check all the folders in the Documents folder. My Downloads folder can grow as much disk usage.

You may also consider to move your pagefile to another drive. To move the pagefile to another drive (or resize the pagefile), do the following:
*Right-click (My) Computer and press Properties
*Click on Advanced System Settings.
*In the Advanced System Settings Window, click the tab Advanced and click *Settings in the Performance category.
*In the Performance Options Window, click the tab Advanced and then click Change.

Adjusting your swap file can increase or decrease the performance of your system. But in many cases a swap file on the 2 GB on the D drive should be OK. Remember to click Enter after each change you make.

That's all for now. There are several other ways to free up space on your C drive, but these six tips are probaby the most effective advice. But if you still need more space on your C drive, try CCleaner (free tool).

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Author: Krishna Verma01 Aug 2010 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

Hi Roopa;
A very nice resource from you explaining various methods to free uo space from cdrive.All the methods provided by you are effective methods.
Most of the times we forget to empty the recycle bin which is very important thus we shoud keep emptying it from time to time.Again another option is to permanently delete a file so that it does not goes to recycle bin.
Moreover moving files from c drive to another drive can be useful too .
By creating more space in c drive speed of teh computer can be increased.

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