Built-in analyzer disk space for Windows 10
Among the innovations of Windows 10 – a utility to analyze disk space. It is strange that such a useful tool was not present among the Arsenal of Microsoft’s operating system previously, when the hard disks of the computers provided a much lower capacity, in comparison with the volume of modern hard drives.
Thus, the peak of the relevance, problems with the lack of free space on the system disk was at the time of the mass transition of users from Windows XP to 7. These versions were completely different sizes used for their needs storage space. Whereas a full Windows XP is quite enough system partition to 25-30 GB computer with the same disc capacity, which is installed on the new Windows 7, after installation of couple of programs and the accumulation of temporary files were left without free disk space.
Users of versions of Windows 8.1 inclusive, faced with the problem of lack of space on the system drive, even after using a utility «disk Cleanup» or a third-party software cleaners, forced to resort to a special type of software – the so-called analyzers of disk space. This convenient tools, which allows quickly to find heavy files and immediately get rid of them, or by deleting, or transferring to another place. Such analyzers scan the contents of the computer, and present information about the disk space occupied by different categories of files. Tabular data in these tools are often accompanied by charts for visual estimation of occupied space on the disk.
Built into Windows 10 analyzer disk space is the Store the system settings. It is a synthesis of simplified variants of several system utilities that many users are accustomed to seeing in the individual programs or individual modules of the integrated software packages. In addition, in fact, a tool to analyze occupied disk space, the built-in Windows utility 10 has some functions to clean the system and primitive Uninstaller installed software.
The analyzer disk space for Windows 10 is, among other system settings inside the Settings app. This section, «Storage», which you can open by selecting in the main window «Options» «System»partition.
As in any other section of settings in the Store can be quickly reached by the system search.
In «the Vault» contains a list of disk partitions and connected storage media when required. Each section presents data on total and occupied volume.
Opening each section of the disk separately, you can see detailed information about occupied disk space different types of files.
The first paragraph of system disk partition is «System reserved». Since utility is designed for ordinary people, there is only information on how much space occupy separate system files. No tools to remove these files, of course, Windows 10 does not provide. The only thing that is offered is the option «recovery Management system» which opens the system properties settings for rollback to a restore point.
The item «Apps and games» – these above mentioned primitive Uninstaller installed programs, which does not even provide for the removal of pre-installed store apps.
Certain categories of the submitted documents, images, multimedia files, but native utility does not provide their table with the ability to sort by size. When you click the detailed view these files, the system throws into the appropriate folders inside the user profile Explorer to manually delete the unnecessary files.
The item «Temporary files», alas, does not give detailed information, what files will be deleted. Experienced users are unlikely to experiment with such understatement, and the newcomers-explorers, most likely, will release the disk space, not realizing that was removed.
The most sensible point of the analyzer disk space for Windows 10, perhaps, can be considered «the Other.» Here in descending order of the size of folders with files that are not classified in categories of music, videos, documents and images. Files of these categories are usually stored in folders of the user profile, or a specially created directory on non-system partitions, and to review their contents in Windows Explorer or file Manager without any analyzers of disk space. The last where it would be useful to remind the user, for example, storing heavy files may already unnecessary operating system distributions, or backups.
Integrated analyzer system, of course, far from perfect and inferior to many third-party utilities software this niche and in functionality, and ease of data presentation. In General, about a new tool we can say a bit: Microsoft has built into the system a good exercise for beginners in the computer business, but no more.