When your computer is running slow, suspect free space!

There are many causes of slow computer operation, but one possible cause is insufficient free space on the drive. If you run out of free space, the best thing to do is to clean up and clear out the contents.

However, the amount of data that can be cleaned up is limited, and running the program does not increase the amount of free space available. The way to increase drive space is to delete large, unnecessary files.

The only way to find out which files are large and which are unnecessary is to go through them one by one. We recommend DeskInfo software.

What is DeskInfo?

DeskInfo" is a software program that shows the occupancy rate of files in a specified folder as a bar graph. Since it shows the occupancy rate in a bar graph, you can see at a glance which files occupy the space.

To use the software, start it up and select "Drive Analysis" from the menu field. Then select the drive you want to examine and start analyzing. The analysis time depends on the specifications of your computer, but if the amount of files to be analyzed is large, it may take several minutes. When the analysis is complete, "Information during analysis" will be displayed, and then the analysis results will appear on the screen.

How to use DeskInfo

The analysis screen is divided into three sections. The left side displays the folder tree for the specified drive, the upper right shows the occupancy rate of child folders, and the lower right shows the occupancy rate of child files. Right-click on the folder tree section to bring up a menu, and select "Size by Extension" to see a list of occupancy rates by extension.

If you use "DeskInfo" to look for occupied files, look at the folders with the highest occupancy.

For example, if a folder called "A" is using a high amount of space on the drive, open the folder "A". Once the folder "A" is opened, find the files in "A" that are taking up space, delete them, and you are done.

DeskInfo Notes

Be careful, however, because some of the data in your computer contains faim that should never be erased. If the files themselves are accidentally erased, the only option is to reinstall the OS itself.

DeskInfo" even shows files that should never be erased. Even if the occupancy is 99%, be careful not to erase it.
If you do not know what files to erase, it is safe to erase only those files that are known.

It is better for your own safety to stay away from files that you do not know what they are.