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4 files you can delete from Windows to save space on your PC

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If you have no space left on your computer, maybe you should start with delete Windows files unnecessary. Not everything that comes in the operating system is necessary.

When we run out of space on the computer, we usually proceed to clean up all the programs we don’t use and files that no longer interest us. However, most of the time we avoid deleting any file that comes with the operating system.

One might think that if a file comes with the system, it is there fulfilling a really necessary function. But this is not always the case. If you need to save space you can delete Windows files unnecessary. Here are some of them.

Delete the hibernation file

The hibernate option In Windows it basically consists of shutting down without logging out. That is, the computer shuts down, but a file remains on the storage drive with all the information for the current session, which is reset when you turn on the computer again.

The problem is that that file is always saved even if you don’t use the hibernation option. And it can take up to several gigabytes. So you don’t use hibernation or plan to use it, you can delete hiberfil.sys. Of course, you cannot simply delete it from the file explorer, since Windows will generate it again.

Delete file from hibernate

You have to open the command prompt and run it as administrator (right click). Then just enter this command:

powercfg.exe / hibernate off

Temporary files

Windows has a folder to literally save files that you used once and never need again. As absurd as it sounds. Just open the file explorer, go toC: Windows Tempand remove everything inside.

Recycle Bin

Although it is not a folder as such, it is important to remember this. All the files you delete in Windows go to the recycle bin and continue to take up space, so it is important to clean up from time to time.

To access the recycle bin press Windows + R anywhere and in the window that opens typeshell: RecycleBinFolder. Once there, delete everything taking into account that what you erase will no longer have a way to recover it, that is.

Downloaded Program Files

This is a daily folder of extraordinarily useless. Basically, if at any time you download a file for Java that also works for ActiveX, the file is stored there so you don’t have to download it twice. The thing is, ActiveX is only used by Internet Explorer, and Java usage is getting more and more infrequent, so you’re not going to need this folder at all.

If your computer is relatively recent, chances are this folder is empty, but if you’ve been using it for many years and used Internet Explorer on its day, you may have a lot of files there. You can delete everything by navigating in the file explorer toC: Windows Downloaded Program Files.