Clearing the cache files is the best and easiest way to free up the disk space in your PC, especially if you haven’t done that for a long time. Freeing up the disk space helps you run your computer smoother and faster.
Cleaning the cache files is quite simple in Windows PCs, but if you are running a Windows 8; it’s a bit trickier. As we know that the user interface in Windows 8 is quite different from that in the earlier Windows OS, the process of deleting the cache files is also different.
Clean Useless Files In Windows 8
Over the time, so many files and folders are created into the Windows 8 system. They are nothing but some junks which occupy a good amount of disk space. For example, Temporary files, Windows 8 Store cache, The browser cache and history files etc. By wiping those clutters out from your system, you can save the disk space as well as enhance the performance of the windows 8 system.
Delete Temporary Files
Deleting the temporary files is the first step when we want to wipe out the disk clutter. Open the ‘Charm’ and go to the ‘Search Bar’. [Win+C is the shortcut key to open Windows 8 Charm directly]. Type Disk in the ‘Search Bar’ and hit the the ‘Enter’ key.
In the ‘Settings’ option you will find an option as ‘Free up Disk Space by Deleting Unnecessary Files’. Clicking it will open a dialogue box to select the disk you want to clean up. Select disk (C:) and the machine will start calculating how much space you will be able to free on (C:)
Now, select the files you want to drop from your system. With every choice you can see what amount of disk space you can free up. After you select all the desired boxes, click on OK. Windows 8 will then start deleting these files from your system.
Delete the Windows Store Cache
Windows 8 tracks the app installation and their removals. For this purpose it saves them into the Store cache. But, physically there is no need of such files. So you can decide to through them out of your PC. It is very easy and quick to delete the Windows Store Cache files. Press Win+R key combination and type WSReseta, click OK. Windows 8 will automatically delete the cache, and you will receive the confirmation message.
Clear The Browser History and Cache in Windows 8
No matter which browser you are using, deleting the browsing history and cache files is very easy.
Delete the cache files in Chrome
Click on the ‘Control and customize Chrome’ button on the top right corner of your Chrome browser. Click on Tools > Clear Browsing Data. This will open a new dialog box in your browser.
Check the boxes accordingly and click on ‘Clear Browsing Data’. In the dialog box, you can also select a time range from the drop-down list.
Delete Cache Files in IE 10
- Open Internet Explorer from the Windows 8 Start Screen. Click on the ‘Settings’ icon on the top right corner of your browser.
- Click on ‘Internet Options’. This will open a new pop up box.
- Check the box ‘Delete browsing history on exit’ and click OK.
Delete Cache Files from Windows Live Tile
When we use the live tiles on the Windows 8 Metro Screen, the cache files get stored in your system and even if you remove the tiles, the cache files stay in the system. You can delete theme any time you wish.
Go to your Windows 8 Start Screen, press (Win+C) to open ‘Charms Bar’. Click Settings > Tiles > Clear and you are done.
Delete Your Windows Search History
When we use the search function of Windows 8, it locates the files and stores the file information like index history etc. It is important to delete these files from the cache to free up disk space in Windows 8 PC.
Press the Win+C key combination to open the Charms Bar. Now go to Settings > Change PC Settings > Search. Click the ‘Delete History’ option and you are done!
That’s it! These ways will help you to free up disk space in your Windows 8 PC significantly. It also speeds up you system.