Tag Archives: free disk space

Delete the $GetCurrent Folder in Windows 10

Delete the $GetCurrent Folder in Windows 10

During the upgrade process, Windows creates a number of hidden folders in the root directory of your system drive (C:). Those include the $GetCurrent folder that can use gigabytes of space.

How to Free Up Drive Space in Windows 10

How to Free Up Drive Space in Windows 10

When Windows 10 is running low on free space on your disk storage, there are a number of ways to free up your drive space. Traditionally, the built-in Disk Cleanup tool (cleanmgr.exe) has been useful to remove temporary files, logs and Windows Update packages. With recent builds of Windows 10, Microsoft introduced a revamped Storage Sense feature which allows you to remove these files and more.

Free Up Disk Space After Windows 10 Version 1703 upgrade

Free Up Disk Space After Windows 10 Version 1703 upgrade

If you installed Windows 10 version 1703 "Creators Update" over a previous Windows version, you might have noticed that free disk space on your disk drive was considerably reduced. You can get back up to 40 Gigabytes.

Free up disk space after upgrading to Windows 10 version 1607

Free up disk space after upgrading to Windows 10 version 1607

If you installed Windows 10 version 1607 "Anniversary Update" over a previous Windows version, you might have noticed that free disk space on your disk drive was considerably reduced. When you do an in-place upgrade from a previous version of Windows, Windows 10 saves a lot of files from the earlier installed OS during the upgrade and fills your hard drive with files that you might never need again if your upgrade is successful. The reason setup saves these files is so that if something goes wrong during setup, it can safely rollback to the earlier version of Windows. However, if your upgrade was successful and you've got everything working perfectly, then there's no need to keep these files. You can reclaim all the wasted disk space by following these simple instructions.

Fix Windows Search fills your hard drive with a large EDB file

Fix Windows Search fills your hard drive with a large EDB file

Some day, you might face an unexpected behavior of Windows Search - the file where it stores indexed data, Windows.edb becomes extremely large in size. It can get as large as 50 GB and begins to occupy almost all the free space on your disk drive. The Windows.edb file is located at the folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows. If you are affected by this issue, here is what you should do.

Free up about several GBs of disk space after installing Office 2016

Free up about several GBs of disk space after installing Office 2016

Microsoft has released Microsoft Office 2016 a few days ago. It uses App-V/Click To Run technology. After installing it, many users faced the issue that free disk space is reduced by a huge amount. If you are affected by the same problem and would like get the disk space back, follow the instructions in this article. We will see how to free up disk space after installing Office 2016 Click To Run (CTR).