Everyone always wants to increase data storage in this digital world, I am sure you’re one of them.
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In this Post, you’re going to learn how to Increase/Expand Hard drive memory or space or storage, you can call it anything but the main point is this actually works.
Yes! You can Expand/Increase Hard Drive Storage in Windows. This is possible because 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 storage can I Expand on windows hard drive?
We’ve already tested, You can Expand between 5GB To 7GB storage from 50GB drive when you enable compression.
It totally depends on the size of drive you’re using, If you enable compression on the drive of 100GB so your drive space will increase between 10GB to 15GB.
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:)
1 Select Drive >>Right Click on it >> Properties. Simply select any drive whose storage you want to increase, Right-click on it and select Properties.
2 Select General Tab >> Tick the Box >>OK.
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.
3 Select “Apply changes to drive, subfolders and files” >> OK.
After clicking on OK (in the previous step). You’ll see a confirm attribute changes popup, just Select 2nd option (Apply changes to drive, subfolders and files)
then Click on OK.
4 Wait for the Processing.
Wait until the process is complete then you can see how much space increased on your drive.
See Now My (F:) drive free space is increased 4.7GB to 10.5GB, Approximately 6GB is Increased in My 50GB Drive.
We’ve tested on very small drive consisting only 50GB of drive storage and got 6GB more space, why don’t you try this tweak on a large space drive like 100-200GB drive to get more storage.