If you have an older PC, or if you own a lot of movies, music, and games, then your computer’s hard drive may have run out of space. As hard drives become fuller and fuller, they tend to slow down your computer’s performance. Once the hard drive becomes almost completely full, your computer may start to freeze and crash.
Fixing a full hard drive is easy. Here are a few different ways to do it:
Uninstall old PC games or programs that you no longer use
Programs and games take up a ton of space on your computer. Some of today’s PC games are over 10GB in size, and that’s a lot of space even for big hard drives to handle. By removing any programs that you no longer use, you can free up plenty of gigabytes of space on your computer.
Use the disk clean-up tool
If you can’t bear deleting any of your old programs, then you can always remove data that you no longer need. This can be done easily using the disk clean-up tool, which scans and removes temporary files stored by your operating system and internet browser, among other applications. It may not fix your hard drive as well as deleting programs and applications does, but it can free up several gigabytes of space.
Buy an external hard drive
One of the fundamental laws of computer technology is the fact that hard drives double in size and halve in price every few years. For that reason, the computer you bought three years ago may have a puny hard drive compared to some of the ones available on the market today. If you want to fix your full hard drive, then a simpler solution may be to buy a new one altogether.
External hard drives are an easy and convenient way to store excess data. They connect to your computer via USB and are fairly inexpensive.
Buy an internal hard drive
If you’d rather not buy an external case for your hard drive, you can save money by buying an internal drive. These are usually cheaper and larger than an external hard drive, but they can be a bit trickier to install – particularly if you are inexperienced with computers. However, once installed, they generally have faster data transfer times than external hard drives.
Run a PC optimization tool
A computer is a complex tool, and there are so many places where excess data can hide. If you feel like you’ve deleted a lot of stuff from your hard drive, but it’s still really full, then you may need to run a PC optimization tool. These easy-to-use programs are the best way to eliminate excess data and clutter from your system, and can be used to optimize every part of your system.
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