Managing your disk space is now easier with Windows 8.1. In the past, people had to use My Computer or My PC and File Explorer to get basic information about the space on your drive.
But all that’s changed now since two features in the PC Settings makes the task of managing your disk much easier, and they are:
#1: Disk Space
For this, open the Charm bar and select Settings and after which, select Change PC Settings. Once the PC Settings app is open, then move to PC Settings and Devices as well as Disk Space.
Since you are checking for disk space, the results will take a while to pop up especially if you have a number of files on your disk.
Just keep in mind that these summaries are grouped by folders that are named specifically and NOT the Windows libraries.
So, in using this tool, you’ll be able to find out which folder is taking up too much space and take the necessary action by moving files to cloud storage or an external hard drive. Another feature of this app is that one can empty the Recycle Bin.
#2: App Sizes
Another aspect of managing disk space includes monitoring the size of applications which can be seen as soon as you click the link See my application’s sizes. This will take you Search and app and then to App sizes.
What you will find is a list of all your UI apps and the amount of space they take up. All you have to do from there on is to uninstall the ones that you don’t need – one by one. If you want to remove several at a time, you can use the Windows 8 App Remover instead.