Large Files

3 October 2023

ID 222850

You are trying to save data on your computer but you suddenly find out that your hard drive is almost full. Sounds familiar? In this case, you might want to find and delete large files that you do not need, and we are going to help you with that.

The automatic search for large files is enabled by default. If you upgrade the application from a previous version, the value of the option will be preserved.

When enabled, the search is performed in the user's folders once a week. By default, this means files larger than 1 GB. If the search discovers files of the configured size, the application displays a notification. The notification can take you to the search results window.

To turn on the automatic search for large files:

  1. Open the main application window.
  2. Go to the Performance section.
  3. In the Large Files block, click Settings.
  4. In the window that opens, select the Large Files check box.

To find large files on your computer and remove them:

  1. Open the main application window.
  2. Go to the Performance section.
  3. In the Files larger than drop-down list of the Large Files section, specify the size of files you want to find, for example > 1 GB.
  4. Select a specific folder for your search, or leave the default value User's folders unchanged.
  5. Click the Search button.

    The search will be performed, and the Large Files window will open. It will display a list of large files found. You can sort the files by file type. To do this, select a file category, for example, Images.

    Some files can be marked as Files that need your attention. These files may contain important data, such as emails, backups, or encrypted folders. Deleting these files may affect the operation of installed applications.

  6. You can add files to the list of exclusions so the application will skip them when searching for large files. To do this, select the files you need and click Add to exclusions.
  7. Perform the following actions:
    • Check the Select all box if you want to remove all the files, and click the Delete button.
    • Otherwise, check the boxes next to specific files and click the Delete button.

    The selected files will be removed from your computer.

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