If you are using Windows 8/RT on a PC with small storage or with a SSD storage then, you might be facing the storage problems in your Windows 8 PC. When you use Windows 8 regularly then, you might have noticed that the available (free) storage on your Windows 8’s Core installation folder i.e. C: is slowly decreasing.
The source of decreasing storage can be many things like cache, temporary files, internet downloaded files and Windows.old folder. Recycle Bin and system error dump memory files are also the major source of Windows 8’s memory decrease.
The good news is that you can regain almost all of the storage taken by several Windows 8 files easily and get the storage back. This tutorial will guide you through the steps of cleaning up the drive C: of Windows 8 to get more storage.
Just follow the instructions below to free up most of the used storage in drive C: of Windows 8:
First of all, let’s proceed with the basic clean up steps to regain most of the storage in your Windows 8 PC.
Open up the ‘Search’ Charm by pressing the ‘Windows key + F’ or by swiping from right and selecting ‘Search’.
Your Search charm will open. Here type ‘disk cleanup’ and select ‘Settings’ filter from right column.
You will see ‘Free up disk space by deleting unnecessary files’ in results. Press it.
Your ‘Disk Cleanup’ window will open. You would be asked to select the drive to clean. Select ‘C:’
Disk cleanup will calculate the space you can free on your drive C:
Once finished, you would be showed the total space which can be freed. You will see multiple options to select. Check all.
Note: Don’t worry, selecting all options won’t do anything with your Windows files or personal data. The data includes those files which aren’t needed anymore.
Tip: You will also be showed how much space you can free using the method.
Once you have selected all the options, Press ‘Ok’. You would be asked; ‘Are you sure you want to permanently delete these files?‘ Press ‘Delete Files’.
Windows will clean up the files and the window will close automatically.
You will have feed the mentioned space in your drive C: