You may not know that storing too much software including unused software or outdated versions of many software, redundant data on the computer is the most basic cause of taking up a lot of space in computer memory. To save maximum storage space for your computer, do the following.
Save storage space in your computer
* Method 1: Compress the data
For software and programs that are rarely used but still occasionally needed, you can use data compression tools to reduce storage space for your hard drive. Use famous compression software such as WinRAR or 7Zip (refer to the article Top 10 best compression and decompression software).
For Media files such as Video, Audio, you can use specialized file converter software to save storage space (refer to the article Top 5 best Video converter applications)
Note: For videos you should store in FLV format instead of formats such as AVI, MPG or DAT, while for Audio files, you should reduce bitrate and convert to MP3 format.
* Method 2: Select and install the necessary software
For toolkits like Microsoft Office, which often contain a lot of software inside, the manufacturer allows you to choose one of those software to install on your computer. You should choose which software is most necessary, install it, and do not install other software that both consumes space and does not use.
* Method 3: Type uninstall of unused software.
For software that has been installed on your computer but has not been used or wants to use it for a long time, you should remove these utilities on your computer.
Use the Uninstall a program function available on Windows or download the software
* Method 4: Delete redundant files, duplicate files
During use, due to user operation errors on the computer containing a lot of empty folders, duplicate files, fragments left in the process of uninstalling the remaining software … To do this job you can use these software
Or use the built-in Disk Clean Up tool on Windows that will help you delete unnecessary files, temporary files or unused installation files (this is a feature available on Windows 7).
Right-click on any hard drive on the computer –> Properties — > General –> Disk Cleanup
It takes a certain amount of time for Windows to find redundant files, select all or any of them to delete –> click OK to close the window.
* Method 5: Remove the system restore point
System Restore Points are very useful whenever the computer crashes, but on the contrary this is also one of the reasons why the storage capacity decreases significantly. If you no longer use these restore points, you should delete them.
The above are 5 of many methods for you to save maximum storage space of your hard drive as well as the entire computer system, so that the operating speed of the computer is also significantly enhanced.