How to free local disk C, increase disk space

Do you recognize this pattern which is shown in the screenshot on the left? I assume that many see a palette of colors on your PC but do not know what to do. If today, the red line is adorned with your local C drive, to be sure, in the near future, she will decorate it if you do not take appropriate action.

local drive C

Sooner or later, this can happen even with the most amount of memory on the hard disk. But do not worry about it. When this happens, you will already know how to fight it by reading this article. We are well aware that it is impossible to treat the consequences of not removing the cause. That's with them and we started.

Reasons cluttered disk space

In this article, we will focus on how to free up disk space on your C drive.
If you have tried all the possible tools to make Windows local drive C of debris, but have not reached the goal, read this post, there is a proven way to do this without resorting to the programmer.

As practice shows, the breakdown of the new hard drive, Local Disk (C:) disk space gets smaller than all the others. Why so do computer scientists in the fission of the new hard drive, I do not understand. Perhaps, they suggest that this CD is only for system files, which does not take up much space on your computer. The fact that this is not the case, the user understands some time later, when the indicator begins to redden C drive (in OS Windows), and the system begins to fail, hang, there are reports of a lack of disk space, and other troubles. Therefore, breaking the hard drive, leave the local (system) disk space half of the total amount, or at least 40 percent.

If you buy a computer in the store, be sure to pay attention to both the hard drive is broken (divided into sections). If you find that your local disk (C:) with the smallest percentage of disk space - please replace it with another, and specify what proportion do you want to see.

reasons cluttered disk space

This advice is directed primarily to those computer users who are going to frequently edit photos and video materials, handle audio files, as well as those involved in the programming, the development of various applications, web design, etc. Using a PC in the above mentioned fields of creative activity, can not do without installation of programs that clog the cache (by default) to the system drive C. This is true even if the installation of the program you have selected a directory on another drive, for example, in section (F:).

Before you start cleaning up the system drive C, make sure that the desktop is not large files such as movies, videos, or a folder with lots of nested data.
The screenshot on the left junk files circled in red. If there are files on your desktop, move them to any drive, for example, move them to the partition (E:).

Remember, all the files that you keep on your desktop, all located on the system drive C. These files take up a lot of disk space, which is why the C drive is not full.
If you need to have on hand some large files, make shortcuts to the files on the desktop. In the screenshot above these files are outlined in blue. Labels do not take up much space on the C drive, so you can even hang the entire monitor such labels. From local disk C never red.

When space on the disk with

Since causes cluttering space seems to be understood, now begin to address the problem. So, on a local disk (C:), a progress indicator is painted in a beautiful red color - very good.

disk (C:)

Get ready, we're going to turn this red line in no less beautiful - green. What tools we need for this? As an option - Advanced System Care v4. This small and free utility available for download on the official website of Download, install, open. Especially not zamorachivayas with the tools and capabilities of the program, just go to the "base tools", as shown below.

When space on the disk with

Cleaning local disk of debris

In the new window, select the menu item "Clear" and linking to the tool in the right menu, as shown below.

cleaning local disk of debris

Clicking on the link opens to us the Disk Cleanup tool. It's simple: - select drive - Press "OK", as shown below.

Disk Cleanup tool

After completion of the scan, select the unwanted files - click "continue", as shown below.

select the unwanted files

The program then asks how to delete files. The tooltip says it all, as shown below.

delete files
cleaning complet

Exemption from system disk with a Large File

If after all the above mentioned procedures Disk (C:) did not change the color of the indicator download, so will have to use "heavy Artillery." To do this, go back to "base tools" menu, select "Manage." In the right-click and choose the tool "Researcher disk", as shown below.

exemption from system disk with a Large File

In the resulting window, select the drive and click the button "Analysis", as shown below.


Upon completion of the disc, a window opens with the files tab in the "Browse". This tab contains folders, system files, and so on. We here do not touch anything (unless you are sure nothing is removed), and go to the tab "First 100 files", as shown below.

system files

Provide the detailed information about the content of the local C drive Program found large files and lets you choose the ones you want to delete or move to another disk. Use extreme caution when selecting files. If you are not 100% sure that a particular file is nothing more than a normal cache of a program - in any case, do not touch it! Deleting a system file, the operating system can not boot the next time or not work properly - will have to reinstall Windows.

A safety net, you can not delete the selected files at once and move them to another drive, selecting the "Move", see fig. above. This can be useful in the case where the opening, such as a video editor, you will be asked for the location of any files that are "disappeared from the cache" (the place where the program collects temporary files). And then you can tell the program where to look to find the file.

The figure above (freeze frame of the implementation of movement) is an example of how to define the cache. Area circled in red - these are the files that have already moved from the disk (C:) disk (F:) in a folder (directory). Checkmarks below files - files that are in the process of moving, the final attachment of which are defined in the folder Cache or Media Cache Files disk (C:) (example in Figure highlighted blue bar). Upon completion of the transfer process can be re-analyze the disk and repeat the move, or delete.

Cleaning results

Cleaning results

So you can add significantly to the disk free space (C:). The main difficulty lies in the choice of cleaning the files to delete. Wisely using the tools of the program, you can significantly increase the system stability and performance. Keep your hard drive clean, remove debris, and the system will respond speed and durability. That's all. Feel free to write your questions or comments in the guest book, happy to answer. Thank you for your attention.


At the moment, there are 6-th version of the program, which does not differ from the 4th. All the tools have moved from the old version to the new. So you can use any of the versions, the quality of the process is not affected.

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