We've covered many ways that you can save space on your storage drives over the years and deleting duplicate files on your system could easily result in a sizable clean out if only a few large files are found. Although Windows doesn't provide a direct solution, there are many apps that can help, so here's a quick look at them.
Gigabytes are cheaper than ever but they can also be the sort of thing where the more you have, the more you tend to consume, and it doesn't take long for the terabytes to fly by if you spend a lot of time on your computer. If you're wanting to clean up your drive, this guide will serve you regardless of your current storage solution.
For a long time CCleaner has been the most popular system-cleaning tool for Windows, extending its reach to other platforms like macOS and Android phones. However since security giant Avast acquired it last year, it's been a stormy ride that's had many doubting how effective or trustworthy the tool really is. Let's take a look at some alternatives.
A popular essential app, CCleaner removes unused and temporary files from your devices giving you more storage space. CCleaner's often solid advice translates into a one-click solution to gain back space, a lifesaver for those of us who rely on somewhat scarce SSD storage. The latest Windows version improves Chrome and Opera history cleaning, and Firefox session and cache cleaning, among other things. There's also CCleaner Portable, for Android and for Mac, free of charge.