My C Drive Is Full, How Can I Empty It?

by Mickey Walburg

If your computer's C: drive is getting full because of the amount of data on it, there are a few ways in which you can delete information from the drive to help make room on it. Regardless of which method you use, they all boil down to the same principle: You have to delete or move something from the drive in order to empty it out. What information or software you delete or move is up to you.

Click "Start," "All Programs," "Accessories," "System Tools" and then open the "Disk Cleanup" program. Click on the "C" drive, select all of the file types you want to delete to clear up space, then click the "Clean up system files" button.

Right-click on files that you wish to delete, click "Delete" and then click "Yes."

Click "Start," "Control Panel," "Programs," "Programs and Features" and then click on the program that you want to remove to help empty some space on your C: drive. Click the "Uninstall" button to remove the program from your computer.

Click "Start" and navigate to a file you want to move off to another drive. Right-click the file, click "Cut," right-click in the location you want to move it to and then click "Paste" to move the file off of your C: drive, thereby helping to empty it.

About the Author

Mickey Walburg has worked as a writer since 2000 on technical and creative writing projects. He has worked on a publication for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and now writes for various websites. Walburg holds a Bachelor of Science in systems engineering from the University of Virginia.

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