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Computers have become an indispensable tool for work and leisure. As a consequence of the constant use, the hard disk space gets full easily, which can cause issues with speed, saving files, performance…

To improve the performance of the device is easy to do by freeing some disk space. To this effect, there methods, free and paid, to obtain disk space for your computer.

1. Optimizing space manually

One way to free disk space is using tools of the operating system we have installed to find the files taking up most of the disk space and directly eliminating those that are collapsing the storage space.

2. Eliminating cache

Cache memory is the trace the web sites we visit leave in our browser. This information is temporarily stored in a way that, if we continuously use the Internet, the used memory is of great size.

Each browser, such as Safari or Chrome, has its own cache memory. So by eliminating the cache memory we will free some disk space.

3. Deleting unnecessary files

If we carry out an exhaustive search in our device, we will soon find unnecessary files, empty folders and desktop elements we are not using. So eliminating these elements will give space to our hard disk, which will make our computer operate more efficiently.

4. Cleaning software

Since a manual search is not always the preferred alternative, there are number of different software to do this in the market. So, you can get a cleaner that carries out activities such as searching for unused files, deleting duplicate application, cache memory checking in the browsers and deleting obsolete backups from your system.

A cleaner software only needs to be installation to operate automatically to free space.

5. Compressing files

Some people use their device all the time and do not wish to permanently delete files. If this is your case, we suggest using file compressing. By this system, it is possible to considerably reduce the size of documents, folders or even audios by compressing to a combined file.

However, it is important to check that the files you are compressing do not get deteriorated. For instance, an audio-visual format often loses quality and it is not as simple to compress as a written document.

6. External hard drive

An external hard drive is an ideal tool for those who have important information in their computer. It is an element connect by USB port where you can copy and paste documents, audios, even films.

An external hard disk offers numerous advantages, mainly capacity to keep a backup copy in case our computer has any problem.