how to increase c drive space in windows 10

Everyone always wants to increase data storage in this digital world. I am sure you’re one of them. In this post, you’re going to learn How to Increase C Drive Space in Windows 10: Free Up Disk Space in any Windows Drive.

Curious internet users always try to search for something interesting like, How to Increase SD Card Space, How to Increase USB Disk (Pen drive) Space and this is not a myth, everything is possible at Techsable.

Yes! You can Expand/Increase Hard Drive Storage in Windows. This is possible because of Windows hard drives created as NTFS File system.


NTFS File system allows you to Enable compression and save storage or you can say Enable compression will increase your Hard Drive storage.

How much Hard Drive Space I can Increase in Windows

I’ve already tested it, You can Expand between 5GB To 7GB of storage from a 50GB drive. It’s Approximately between 10% to 15% Space of the Drive you can increase by enabling NTFS Compression.

It totally depends on the size of the drive you’re using. If you enable compression on the drive of 100GB then your drive space will increase between 10GB to 15GB.

hard disk memory

Let’s focus on Drive (F:) Actual free Space is 4.7GB and we’re going to Enable compression on this Drive, let’s see how much storage we can Increase in Drive (F:).



How to Increase C Drive Space in Windows 10: Free Up Disk Space in any Windows Drive

I am showing you by increasing the Space of my F drive and this post is for how to increase c, D, or E drive space in windows 10.

Let me tell you, You can try this method on any drive in Windows. Besides that, you can also increase USB Pendrive Space using this method.

Step 1. Select Drive >> Right-Click on it >> Properties

How To Increase Hard Disk Space in Windows

Simply select any drive whose storage you want to increase. Right-click on it and select Properties.


Step 2. Select General Tab >>Tick the Box

click on general then compress

In the drive properties tab, Click on General Tab then Tick the box (Compress this drive to save disk space), and finally click on OK.


Step 3. Select Apply changes to drive, subfolders, and files

How To Increase Hard Disk Space in Windows

After clicking on OK (in the previous step). You’ll see a confirm attribute changes popup, just Select the 2nd option (Apply changes to drive, subfolders and files) then Click on OK.


Step 4. Wait for the Processing

How To Increase Hard Disk Space in Windows

Wait until the process is complete then you can see how much space increased on your drive.


How To Increase Hard Drive Space in Windows

See Now My (F:) drive free space is increased 4.7GB to 10.5GB, Approximately 6GB is Increased in My 50GB Drive.


I’ve tested on a very small drive consisting of only 50GB of drive storage and got 6GB more space, why don’t you try this tweak on a large space drive like a 100-200GB drive to get more storage.


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