Windows 10: How To Find And Delete Unnecessary Files?

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       25 Oct 2016 #11

    NiceAndShy said: View Post
    But if I delete "hidden" files isn't it possible for me to delete important files...? :'( :'(
    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.
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  2.    25 Oct 2016 #12

    Cliff S said: View Post
    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.

    Other than Disk Clean Up, is there anything else I can try?
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  3.    25 Oct 2016 #13

    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)
    Last edited by Traijan; 26 Oct 2016 at 11:13.
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  4.    25 Oct 2016 #14

    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!
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  5.    26 Oct 2016 #15

    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.
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  6.    28 Oct 2016 #16

    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?
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  7.    29 Oct 2016 #17

    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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