The Internet has become an enormous video collection – from comedy shows, TV shows, animated scripts, classical & rap music to digital HD movies. With the availability of video streaming services and faster & efficient Internet connections, it has become easier to download anything at one’s convenient time.
A standard quality 15-minute video can take up to 20 MB of your space. Just think of storing bulk HD movies! Though you have a large enough hard disk, it inevitably becomes a big challenge to organize it well and keep the content junk-free. It is particularly the case when you use torrents, YouTube downloader, file backup services. Over times, the free space keeps decreasing which in turn, negatively impacts the overall system performance.
Dupes scattered across different partitions, folders can eat up tens of GBs of your storage space. Searching duplicate movies/ videos can be an extremely time-consuming process. You’ve to be extremely careful while dealing with a large collection as you can end up deleting something important. It’s simply impractical to go on comparing each file.
Microsoft Windows comes with a preinstalled tool called Disk Clean-Up that analyzes and deletes temporary files, temporary Internet files, system cache, installer extracted files, Recycle Bin contents, and other stuff, but it lacks duplicate cleaning feature. So what do you do? Ever wondered how to reclaim your lost storage space? Read on.