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The memory, especially of the system local disk, is instantly clogged. And it is not clear what she is doing. In the parameters, you can see the data, how the memory is used and how you can free it. And Microsoft has also added a memory control function to the system …

This article will show you how to see what is occupying disk space (C :). There is a classic tool for cleaning temporary files. And the ability to find out what the device is doing in the updated parameters. Plus the functionality of memory control (automatic cleaning).

Which takes up a lot of disk space

Device memory

Under Settings> System> Memory,  click Show more categories … The list provides information on how memory is used and how to free up space.

Actually, using the example of the system Local Disk (C :), let’s try to figure out what and how. In the Memory section you can see information about how the space is used. If you select the subsection System and Reserved , then you will get more detailed data …

System and Reserved(Plus Swap & Hibernation Files)The system files ensure that Window functions correctly. Without them, the computer will not work.
Applications and componentsInstalled apps and included features (not just from the Windows 10 Store).
OtherThese are some of the largest folders that have not been categorized.
Temporary Files(Windows Updates, Downloads, Recycle Bin, DirectX Textures, Internet Files)Some files are needed by applications. Files on the list can be safely cleaned up.
Desktop, Images, Documents, Videos, MusicFolders on the desktop, screenshots and saved photos, actually documents and clips.
CardsOffline map data. You can delete or change the location.

For example, select the Other category and look. The C: \ AMD folder takes up 7.72 GB of disk space. This indicates that the video card driver has been updated more than 6 times. And the old versions of the software are kept just in case. It’s time to remove them …

You can find out what is taking up space on the remaining drives. In the other options, click View memory usage on other drives . And select your repository …

Disk cleanup

The old cleaner estimates the amount of temporary file space you can free up. Run Cleanmgr in the Win + R window. And select the required local drive …

Highlight cleaning Windows updates and you can read the description: the system keeps copies of all installed updates from the update center, even after installing new versions of them. And now you know if you can delete them. A month after the update, I do the cleaning.

Memory control

You can also enable Windows 10 memory control. In a nutshell: automatically frees up disk space by getting rid of files that are not required. These are, for example, temporary files or unnecessary trash data. You can turn it on and customize it for yourself.


It seems that you just reinstalled Windows, but something already takes up a lot of memory. And you can imagine what will happen after a month of using the system. You need to understand how much space Windows 10 takes up. All the rest can be removed or simply uninstalled.

You can see how much space the system is taking up (plus the paging and hibernation file), temporary files, applications and components, and more. In the near future, the standard cleaner will simply be removed. The device’s memory section is more than enough.

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