I encounter the “Low Disk Space” warning daily in my Office PC with Windows operating system. Since I have a custom-built PC, I have partitioned the drive myself giving 25 GB for the OS. However, due to the amount of development suites installed in my PC, the OS partition soon ran out of disk space and clearing this clutter consumes most of my valuable work hours. More over the performance of the PC became poor. Finally, I found some tools, which can clear out the disk clutter most efficiently.
“Low Disk Space” in Windows as a result of the temporary files accumulated over time. Windows will alert you with a pop-out balloon warning in the System Tray as the thresholds are approached. If the affected drive is the OS partition, then PC performance will gradually decrease. Mentioned here are some of the effective disk clutter removal tools.
- Bleachbit – It quickly frees disk space and tirelessly guards your privacy. Free cache, delete cookies, clear Internet history, shred temporary files, delete logs, and discard junk you didn’t know was there. Beyond simply deleting files, BleachBit includes advanced features such as shredding files to prevent recovery, wiping free disk space to hide traces of files deleted by other applications, and vacuuming Firefox to make it faster. Better than free, BleachBit is open source. [Download]
- Disk Max – a powerful disk cleanup and Windows performance optimization application. With it your system will be peppier, applications will launch faster, files will open quicker, games will run better, and you will be much happier for it. [Download]
- FileJanitor – Windows service which purges files from the hard disk, daily at a specified time.This application was designed to clean-up log-files from other applications, but can be used for any file type. [Download]
- CCleaner – System optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system – allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it’s fast and contains NO Spyware or Adware! [Download]