System volume information taking up disk space
How System Volume Information Taking up Disk Space Happens
The phenomenon of system volume information taking up disk space appears after we have used computer for a long time. When we buy computer, generally this problem doesn’t exist. Once unnecessary system volume data occupy large amount of disk space, we need to clear system volume junk information in order to release free space in drive C:, or we could increase c drive size. If we don’t clear unnecessary data in system volume, the free space in it will be less and less. Finally, this will cause computer running speed being slower and slower.
There are four main reasons for system volume information taking up disk space including accumulation of residual files, installation of malicious malware or virus attack and unreasonable system settings. Knowing these reasons, users may think about how to clear system volume information. So, the following content will tell users six ways to release free space in drive C:.
How to Release Free Space in Drive C:
In the face of data loss in SD card, users need to be calm. They shouldn’t transfer any data to SD card in order to avoid covering the original data. After data were lost in SD card, users had better stop performing any operations to it to improve data recovery success rate. If users notice the above mentioned two points, they can start carrying out data recovery from SD card right away.
Use Power Data Recovery to Perform SD Card Recovery
1. Move Virtual Memory
Users can right click “My Computer” and choose “Properties/Advanced/Performance/Settings/ Advanced/Change”. Users need to choose drive C:, click “No paging file” in the small window of “Virtual Memory” and then set the virtual memory to another drive.
2. Clear System Volume Junk Information (Clean up IE Temporary Files)
Users can clear IE temporary folders, Internet options, temporary files and offline files. These data are automatically downloaded by system when users surf the Internet. To make these temporary data not increase, users need to reduce the number of days saving the record in IE option. User had better save IE temporary files to another volume (such as drive D:) to avoid taking up free space of drive C:.
3. Manage Startup Items
Users should manage items that boot along with computer starting up to release free space in drive C:. Some unnecessary software should be prevented from launching in order to avoid occupying drive C: memory. When users want to use the software, they should manually launch it.
4. Install Software on Another Volume
When users install software, they should choose to install it on another partition, such as drive D:, rather than install it on drive C:. They only need to install system on drive C:. Every time after a piece of software is installed, users need to make sure whether its save option points to drive C:. If it is, users need to make it point to another drive, because these kinds of files can’t be cleaned up by clearing disk.
5. Save Files to Another Drive
When users create files or folders on computer, they had better create them in non-system partition in order to avoid saving to drive C: and occupying space. In general, when users want to download something from the Internet, they also need to save files to non-system partition. This has two advantages: of course, one is that junk information saved to drive C: can be avoided, the other is that saving files to non-system partition will not occupy space in drive C:
6. Only Save Shortcuts on Desktop
Users should try not to save original documents on computer desktop, because files stored on desktop are also stored in drive C: by default. They should only save some shortcuts on desktop to make it easy for them to find and open a certain piece of software. This can not only save partition space but also improve system running speed.
After using the above ways to successfully solve the problem of system volume information taking up disk space, users had better use MiniTool Partition Wizard to make a mirror image of drive C: to record the current space occupation state of it. If the problem appears someday, users can recover system volume by using this partition magic.
Steps of Making Partition Image with the Help of Partition Magic
1. Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard, choose system volume and click “Copy Volume” from the left action panel.
2. Choose unallocated space of another disk and click “Next”.
3. Determine size and location of the new partition and then click “Finish” to go back to the main interface.
4. Click “Apply” and choose “Yes”.
Now, users needn’t worry about how to deal with system volume information taking up disk space. If users want to make a system volume image after they clear system volume junk information, they are welcome to download this partition magic whenever they want.