How to remove monster files from your machine

While small data files can add up and impact your hard drive over the long term, larger files can cause problems for users much more swiftly.

When you need to access a file for work, you might not consider its size, but when it’s no longer required and remains dormant on your device, it can suck up your storage space.

Here, we look at how to identify these monster files, and what to do with them.

Finding the largest files on your computer

To discover these big files on your machine, first open Windows File Explorer and select the option “This PC.”

Now, type the word “size” in the search box in the upper-right corner. This will offer you the chance to choose between different file size categories that range from “Empty” through to “Gigantic.”

Select the biggest files present and assess if you still require them, or if they are just needlessly consuming your space.

How to manage large files on your PC

If you find massive files on your machine that you no longer need, you can easily remove them.

Simply move them to the trash to free up space on your hard drive. However, if you still need incidental access to the data these files contain, consider moving the files to cloud-based storage to unburden your device.

Check each file with a large size, and carry out this process until the space on your hard drive returns to an acceptable level.

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