Finding what file types are consuming your hard drive

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Finding what file types are consuming your hard drive

Postby admin » Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:13 pm

Both Windows and OS X can give you a quick snapshot of your hard drive — and what types of files are filling it up.

On a Windows 8.1 computer, press the Windows and C keys to open the Charms bar on the right side of the screen; on a touch screen you can just swipe your finger in from the right edge to open the Charms Bar. Next, select Settings and then Change PC Settings. Now, select PC and Devices and on the screen after that, choose Disk Space. The Disk Space screen shows how much space is taken by each type of file — like apps, pictures, videos and documents and so on.

On a Mac running OS X Yosemite, go up to the Apple menu in the top-left corner and choose About This Mac. Click the Storage tab to see a colorful graphic depicting your hard drive’s contents, divided by categories like Photos or Applications.

*** Courtesy of New York Times Personal Tech section -
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