Windows 10: How To Find And Delete Unnecessary Files?
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I think you misunderstood my comment.
I meant hidden things in the settings app.
It can be hard to see what is a link to a further setting(or control panel also) and what is not.
Thanks! I spent some time in that "Storage" function but I couldn't find much to delete.
Cliff S said:
Other than Disk Clean Up, is there anything else I can try?
Warning: 3rd Party app: WinDirStat
It allows me to see all of my HDD's and know what is on them and see which are the biggest offenders (in my case it's always my Steam games coming in at close to 1TB, but there are also some that show up that surprise me they are so large (Nvidia once showed up with some huge GB gobbling needs on my PC)
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I don't mind using a 3rd party app if it's available on the Microsoft Store because at least I can be sure that the apps on the Microsoft Store don't contain malicious code.
Thanks for warning!
A cut down version of my recommendation TreeSize is on the Store as TreeSize Touch!!! It does the same basic job as the stand-alone version but lacks functionality. I have no problems installing the stand-alone version but this Store version meets your basic needs.
Thanks for your idea!
I've been using the recommendation from this post and it's been great so far: How To Find And Delete Unnecessary Files? - Windows 10 Forums
Would your TreeSize app do a better job or any other 3rd party app do a better job?
Yes, TreeSize (Store or full version) enables you to see the size of sub-folders in any folder on the disk which you can't do with the built in Windows function.
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