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I would advise that you run CCleaner regularly to get rid of unused system files. You could also use WinDirStat to show you which files are taking up the most space on your laptop.

CCleaner PC Optimization and Cleaning Free Download
https://windirstat.info/

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If you have disk space issue, just "cleaning" the computer is mostly useless. You shoul check the structure of your hard disk with CHKDSK and verify if you don't have sectores marked as assigned. Check if you don't have useless files, videos, etc. If you have checked everything and you are still low in storing space, you should get an additonl drive, an external hard drive or a drive with more storage and then clone your current drive to the new one.

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I regularly run Directory Report
http://www.file-utilities.com
It looks just like the MS-Explorer but always shows the folder size
This lets you quickly drill down to the problem directories

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