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How to use TreeSize to view files that take up space in your PC's memory | Diagnostics and improvements

TreeSize is an application for Windows that shows in detail what is taking up space on the computer's HD or SSD. Its interface brings a summary of all items on the PC separated by folder folders and illustrated in a graph. Among its main functions is a search engine that allows you to find the heaviest files and folders that can be removed to free up memory. It is also possible to filter the search for temporary, old or duplicate files, among other parameters. See below how to use the application to recover storage capacity on the machine.

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Learn how to use TreeSize to free up space on your PC hard drive Photo: Divulgao / MicrosoftLearn how to use TreeSize to free up space on your PC hard drive Photo: Divulgao / Microsoft

Learn how to use TreeSize to free up space on your PC hard drive Photo: Divulgao / Microsoft

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Step 1. Access the TreeSize download page on TechTudo to go to the Jam manufacturer's website. Then, select TreeSize from the list and click Next;

Select the TreeSize on the manufacturer's website Foto: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesSelect the TreeSize on the manufacturer's website Foto: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Select the TreeSize on the manufacturer's website Foto: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 2. Choose Download for other regions and download the program;

Download TreeSize free on PC Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesDownload TreeSize free on PC Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Download TreeSize free on PC Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 3. Select the personal installation and proceed until the procedure is complete;

Install the personal version of the software Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesInstall the personal version of the software Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Install the personal version of the software Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 4. On the last screen, mark Lanar TreeSize as Administrator and click Finish to open the program;

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Start the program as an administrator Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 5. The home screen shows a summary of the PC's folders with more megabytes. The Users folder is likely to be the largest, as it concentrates all items saved manually, excluding those from the system. Also in that folder, efforts to delete unnecessary files should be concentrated;

TreeSize shows a summary of what occupies the most space on the computer's HD Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesTreeSize shows a summary of what occupies the most space on the computer's HD Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

TreeSize shows a summary of what occupies the most space on the computer's HD Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 6. Explore the filter panel, sorting by occupancy percentage, dedicated HD area or file size. It is possible to change the unit between KB, MB, GB and more. On the side, you can also expand the directories to find out exactly which are the heaviest folders;

Expand folders and change parameters Foto: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesExpand folders and change parameters Foto: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Expand folders and change parameters Foto: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 7. What TreeSize has most useful in your search engine. Select the users folder on the side and click on Open TreeSize file search for a list of pre-configured searches. it is possible to search for the largest, oldest, temporary and duplicate files;

Open the TreeSize browser in the users folder Foto: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesOpen the TreeSize browser in the users folder Foto: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Open the TreeSize browser in the users folder Foto: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 8. TreeSize will display a list of files found in the selected directory. Click on Size to organize by weight;

Filter the results by size Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesFilter the results by size Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Filter the results by size Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 9. It is possible to delete directly from the program: click on the desired item with the right mouse button and select Delete. Remember that the removed items go to the trash and no longer take up space on the hard drive once it is emptied.

Delete heavy files to recover space Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesDelete heavy files to recover space Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Delete heavy files to recover space Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

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