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How to Save Space on Your Hard Disk Drive

Thursday, August 25, 2011 | 0 comments

Low on hard drive space? Here are three quick fixes to your problem!

* Delete Unused Files

The first and most obvious step to take is to delete your unused files. Over time, we hoard files that we had a need for, but do we really need them now? If you examine your old files, you will notice that you no longer use many them. Old programs are stored in your 

program files that have never been run in years. These old files and programs are simple taking up precious space in your hard drive. To quickly free up some hard drive space, simply delete unnecessary files and uninstall those programs that you no longer use.

Zip Your Files

Another way to free up space on your hard drive is to zip those files that you seldom use. Files that are zipped are compressed into smaller files that take up less space. After zipping, your files will be stored inside a zipped folder and you can safely delete the original files.

If you ever need access to your zipped files, you can quickly do so by unzipping your zipped folders. To zip and unzip files and folders, you will need a zipping software such as WinZip. A free trial version of WinZip is available for download on the Internet.

Transfer Files

If you want to hold on to all of your files and free up hard drive space at the same time, you can transfer those files that you do not immediately need to a separate storage device. An external hard disk drive is a high capacity storage device that can store as much information as your internal hard drive can store. For those with smaller storage needs, CDs and DVDs will do. One great storage media that you can easily slip inside your pocket is the USB flash drive. Now greatly improved, USB flash drives are capable of storing several dozen gigabytes of information.

With an uncluttered hard drive, you can immediately store new important files and keep your files and folders organized.
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