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If your PC is low on disk space, it can cause serious performance and stability issues.  More importantly, if your PC reaches critically low disk space, important security will fail to install, leaving you vulnerable to malware and ransomware attacks.
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* Delete any unneeded files from your Downloads folder.
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Latest revision as of 10:50, 3 May 2021

Low Disk Space

If your PC is low on disk space, it can cause serious performance and stability issues. More importantly, if your PC reaches critically low disk space, important security updates will fail to install, leaving you vulnerable to malware and ransomware attacks.


To help understand what is taking up space and mitigate any issues, you can use the following tools and tips.

  • Install Treesize to help visualize disk usage in graphs and charts.
  • Empty your Recycle Bin.
  • Delete any unneeded files from your Downloads folder.