Friday, March 8, 2013

The Simplest Way To Get Free Harddisk Space (By Finding Duplicate Files).

Download Link:- Duplicate Cleaner

This morning I had 200mb of space left on my harddisk, 10 minutes later, I have 7GB.
How did I do it? Introducing Duplicate Cleaner. (It's free!)

You'll be surprised how many duplicate files you can find on your computer.

1) Launch Duplicate Cleaner.

The software should be self explanatory, however if you're lost..

A: Select the harddisk drive you wish to scan for duplicates, in this example I chose D: drive. You may select any folder within drive too.

B: Click this button to add it to the list as shown.

C: Click select button to choose what kind of files you want to scan, be it image file or video file or something else. I chose 'Office Documents' in this example. You may choose 'Everything' :)

D: Minimum File Size of files you wanted to scan, if your goal is to get FREE harddisk space, choose a higher file size (maybe more than 10mb) to get the fastest result, because you get the largest duplicate files instantly.

E: Click GO!

2) The next screen shows all the duplicate files, double click any file here to open it if you want to check. Tick the files you wish to delete on the check boxes on the left shown. After that you may click 'Remove Selected'. Make sure you don't delete any system files!

(3) In the next screen, make sure 'delete to recycle bin' is checked so that you may revert it if you deleted the wrong files. Click 'Delete Files' and you're done.

My list was too long and I got lazy, so I scanned only for videos and songs. After cleaning up, I have 7GB of free harddisk space instantly.. I haven't even touched images yet (the list was too long).

Tell me how many space you recovered by adding comments to this post.

End Note:

To get more free harddisk space you should check out:

The Simplest PC Maintenance Software (Bundled With Lots Of Utilities) - This tool includes a basic duplicate files finder, only downside of it is it can't find duplicate files with different file names.It also includes a tool that offers the same functions of TreeSize.

The Simplest Way To Find and Recover Precious HardDisk Space.

Download Link: TreeSize Free

Every hard disk is too small if you just wait long enough. Ever wonder where all your GB or TB of space had gone to?
TreeSize Free will help you find out which folder eats up most of your space. If you're in a hurry to get lots of free space, tackle those first!
WARNING: You can delete files directly from the TreeSize interface. If you found a file taking up some space in your C:
drive, but you have no idea what it is for, please don't delete it! It might be a system file and your computer may stop
working after that. In short, make sure you know what you are deleting.
The user interface is very straight forward, normally you'll have no problem exploring it on your own. Please continue reading only
if you're not sure how to use it.

1) When you start the program, it will automatically scan your C: drive. (might take a while if you have large drives)

2) Picture above shows my C: drive, from here I know that Windows take up most of the space, followed by Program Files. Click on the triangle arrow on the left of each folder to expand it. Here I choose not to touch any files in Windows, Program Files, or Files. I expanded the Users folder...

3) After going deeper in the Users folder, I found that Google Chrome tooks out 750mb of my space, follow by other temporary internet files from internet explorer and mozilla. So I went to clear all the cache files for all my browsers and I got more than 1GB of free space instantly.

4) That's all. You may click on 'Scan' to scan other drives (if you have D: drive) as well as thumb drives. You may also click 'View' to change the display settings e.g. show everything in percentage rather than actual size, or show in GB unit instead of MB.

Leave a comment telling how much harddisk space you've recovered using this method!

End Note:

To get more free harddisk space you should check out:

The Simplest PC Maintenance Software (Bundled With Lots Of Utilities) - This tool includes a Disk Analysis utility which offers the same functions as TreeSize. If you happen to use it, you shouldn't need TreeSize. It also includes a tool similar to Duplicate Cleaner.

The Simplest PC Maintenance Software (Bundled With Lots Of Utilities).

Download Link: Glary Utilities
One click is all you need to do PC maintenance with Glary Utilities.

1) Download the software. (Shocked me when I know it's free)
2) Run the program and you'll arrive at the 1-Click Maintenance Window. Just click 'Scan for Issues'

 3) After finish scanning, you may click 'Show Details' to check if there are any files you would like to keep. If not, just click 'Repair problems' and you're done.

4) You may also check out 'Modules' tab for a bunch of useful functions. They are all very easy to use and you may explore freely on your own.

Other useful utilities offered in this software includes:

- Disk Cleaner - Delete Junk Files to recover precious disk space
- Registry Cleaner - Fix registry error and speed up pc performance
- Shortcuts Fixer
- Uninstall Manager
- Startup Manager
- Memory Optimizer
- Files Shredder - Erase files permanently (Use at own risk)
- File Undelete
- File Encrypter and Decrypter
- Disk Analysis - Offers the same functions of TreeSize Free.
- Duplicate Files Finder - Searches Duplicate Files to recover disk space. (However cannot find duplicate files with different file names if you renamed one of the files, for that feature please use Duplicate Cleaner)
- Empty Folders Finder
- File Splitter and Joiner.