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HP Pavilion 595-p0084
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I have a HP desktop Pavillion 595-p0084 with a 464 SSD "C" drive. It is a couple of year old and the C drive is normallyabout half full. All of a sudden it shows only 3.3Gb free space. Can I delete some of the files (Which Ones) to create more space? Thanks for any help you may have!

grh
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Hi @rtdpharmacist,

 

Welcome to HP Support Community.

 

Thank you for posting your query, I will be glad to help you.

 

Before you start deleting files, it's essential to identify what is consuming the space on your C drive. Here are a few steps to help you identify and free up space on your HP Pavilion desktop.

 

Disk Cleanup:

  • Use the built-in Disk Cleanup utility on Windows to remove temporary files, system cache, and other unnecessary files.
  • Press Windows key + S, type "Disk Cleanup," and select the utility. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Uninstall Unnecessary Programs:

  • Go to "Settings" > "Apps" to uninstall programs that you no longer need or use.

Check for Large Files and Folders:

  • Use Windows Explorer to check for large files or folders taking up significant space.
  • You can sort files by size or use a third-party disk space analyzer tool.

Move Files to External Storage:

  • Move large media files (videos, photos, etc.) to an external drive if you don't need them on the C drive.

Windows Update Cleanup:

  • Run the Disk Cleanup utility and select "Clean up system files." Check "Windows Update Cleanup" to remove unnecessary update files.

Disable Hibernation:

  • If you don't use hibernation, you can disable it to free up space. Open Command Prompt as an administrator and type: powercfg /h off.

Empty Recycle Bin:

  • Make sure to empty the Recycle Bin as deleted files still occupy space until the bin is emptied.

Check for System Restore Points:

  • System Restore points can take up a significant amount of space. Adjust the space allocated to System Restore or delete old restore points.

Clean Browser Cache:

  • Clear your web browser cache to free up space.

Run a Disk Cleanup Tool:

  • Consider using third-party disk cleanup tools that can identify and clean up unnecessary files.

 

Before deleting any files, ensure you have backups of important data.

 

I hope this helps.

 

Take care and have a good day.

 

Please click “Accepted Solution” if you feel my post solved your issue, it will help others find the solution. Click the “Kudos/Thumbs Up" on the bottom right to say “Thanks” for helping!

 

Alden4

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Thank you so much for the help. I have recovered 80Gb of space on my C drive. So far, no problems have been encountered in the operations of the computer. I am an 80 year olf retired pharmacist with not a large amount of knowledge of computers even though I have been using them for about 40 years. lol

Thanks again.

grh
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Hi @rtdpharmacist,

 

Thank you for your response, 

 

Is there anything else that I can help you with today?
 

Please click “Accepted Solution” if you feel my post solved your issue, it will help others find the solution. Click the “Kudos/Thumbs Up" on the bottom right to say “Thanks” for helping!

 

Take care and have a great day ahead!

 

Alden4

HP Support 

I am an HP Employee.
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