How to Delete Large Files Quickly on Windows 10 & 11

How to delete large files quickly in Windows to free up space when there is not enough space on the hard drive? Please try the steps mentioned in this tutorial.


By Dervish / Updated on September 19, 2023

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How can I quickly delete large files?



“Windows warned me that I didn't have enough space on my hard drive, so I uninstalled some applications, but that still didn't work. I have a lot of large files on my hard drive and I'm trying to delete these large files to free up space, but I can't find all of them because it's so hidden and it's too slow to delete manually. I'm looking for a way for Windows delete large number files quickly, please let me know!”


Indeed, low disk space warning plagues each of us. If we do not clear the drive space in time, it may cause the PC to run slowly, crash, and so on. To avoid these troubles, it is necessary to clean up the disk regularly.

After using the computer for a long time, a large number of junk files will be stored on the disk, including temporary files, cache files, residual files, etc. Not only do these files take up a lot of space, but also the location is hidden, making it difficult for users to delete them completely.

Therefore, you need a reliable manager to help you delete large files quickly on Windows 11, 10, 8, and 7.

Powerful deleting utility: Delete large files quickly on Windows

What is the fastest way to delete large files in Windows? All you need is a powerful deleting utility. Here, I strongly recommend you to try AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. This is a disk partition management software that is compatible with Windows 11, 10, 8, and 7. It can help you manage disks and partitions easily and quickly.

Its "Delete Large Files" feature can help you automatically scan the target disk or folder for large files. After scanning, it can list all files larger than 16MB and the detailed information of these files, you only need to check the target files and click "Delete" to remove them completely. All of this saves the time of users to manually locate large files. And this feature will also automatically mark the files related to the system or the files related to the boot program, so you need to be careful when dealing with it.

Apart from deleting large files, you can free up space with App Mover and PC Cleaner. The former supports moving installed programs/folders to another drive; the latter supports deep PC cleaning to remove all kinds of junk files.

Please download the demo version to learn to delete large files on Windows 10, 8, and 7, as well as Windows 11.

Download Demo Win 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP
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How to delete large files quickly in Windows 10 and other Windows OS

Now, please refer to the following steps to see how to use AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional to quickly scan large files and delete them completely.

Step 1. Download and install AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. Then, double-click to open it. Click "Free up" on the top, and select "Delete Large Files".

Delete Large Files

Step 2. In the new window, select the target partition or folder and click "Start Scan".

Start Scan

Step 3. After the scan is complete, you will see all files larger than 16MB in the selected partition or folder. In addition, you can also see the Location, Size and Last Accessed Time of these files. Then, check the files to be deleted and click "Delete".


Step 4. The next window will summarize all the files you have selected. After confirming, click "Delete Now" to submit the operations.
Delete Now

Bottom line

From what has been discussed above, I believe you already know how to delete large files quickly on Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP. With the help of AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, You can quickly locate large files in target partitions/folders and delete them all at once.

Last but not the least, there are other advanced features you can try, such as allocating free space from D drive to C drive, converting system/data disk between MBR and GPT without losing data, migrating OS to SSD without reinstalling, restore lost data, and so on. For Windows Server users, you can turn to Server Edition, which is designed for Windows Server 2022, 2019, 2016, 2012(R2), 2008(R2), and 2003.

Dervish · Staff Editor
Dervish is an English editor of AOMEI Technology; He is delicated to offering users easy and effecitve solutions for issuses related to disks and partitoins. In his spare time, he enjoy wathcning films, playing footable, traveling and so on.