[Solved] How to Find And Delete Large Files on Windows 10

How can I delete some unneeded large files in my computer to speed up the computer? In this article, you can learn 3 ways to delete large files on Windows 10.


By Tina / Updated on September 12, 2023

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How do I delete large files in Windows 10?


" My computer is getting slower and it seems to be full of large files and programs. But I don't know what large files are stored in the computer. How do I delete large files in Windows 10? Is there any good way to help me find and safely delete unwanted large files from my computer? Looking forward to your help."

Why should delete large files on PC?

As mentioned above, when there is not enough space on the hard drive, you should consider whether there are too many unnecessary large files stored on the system disk. If there are indeed many large files occupying a lot of space in your computer, you need to clean them up in time, or you may face the situation of slow running speed and even PC crash.

How to locate these discarded large files in the computer? In what follows, we will discuss in detail how to find and delete large files on Windows 10 using three methods.

How to delete large files on Windows 10

Deleting unwanted large files is tricky because it is difficult for us to locate them in our computer. So, we will give you two relatively efficient ways to find and delete large files on Windows 10 PC.

Method 1. Delete large files with File Explorer

File Explorer is the basic tool for viewing and managing files in Windows system. It can help you move files, change file names, etc. Please follow the steps below to find big files on Windows system and delete them.

Step 1. Press the "Win + E" key to open the File Explorer.

Step 2. Click "This PC" in the left taskbar, after entering the new interface you can input the size in the search box. (This operation allows you to find files based on their size, then you can delete large files that are found.)


Step 3. After you type in the size, many options will appear to help you filter your files.

type the size

Step 4. You can also click "Details" to find out which large files can be deleted without causing any problems to your computer.


Step 5. After identifying the target large files, right-click each and select "Delete".


Method 2. Delete large files with Windows Storage Settings

Likewise, here's another method you can find and delete large files on Windows PC manually. Please read the following carefully for details steps on how to delete large files on Windows 10 with Windows Storage settings.

Step 1. Type "Setting" in the "Start" search box and press "Enter", then type "Storage" in the new window.


Step 2. Here you can see the space usage of your local drive, then click Drives with more space usage.

click drives

Step 3. Open "Documents" in the new interface, and click "View Documents" to view useless large files.


Step 4. After finding unnecessary large documents, right-click and select "Delete" to delete these annoying large files.


Delete large files with a powerful disk managing software (Recommend)

Although the above two methods can delete large files on Windows 10, both require you to manually scan and delete them one by one. Besides, if you don’t know much about the properties of the selected large files, you may delete system-related files by mistake, which will cause the computer system to not run normally. For considering these two aspects, you can try AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional.

The "Delete large files" feature of this intelligent software can scan both disks and folders automatically, all files larger than 16MB will be listed. Some files will be marked in red and you need to be careful when handling them. You can remove them easily by clicking "Delete Now".

By the way, if you want to clean the junk files to free up space, you can also use "PC Cleaner" to complete the task. If you have deleted the wrong files, you can also recover lost data immediately.

Let's see how to scan and delete large files on Windows 10.

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Step 1. Download and open AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, click "Free up", then click "Delete Large Files".

Delete Large Files

Step 2. In the new interface, all partitions will be listed, you need to tick the target partition and click "Start Scan". (Only the system disk is ticked by default, if you click "Start Scan" with no partition ticked, the tip "Please tick the folder or partition to be scanned and try again" will pop up.)

Start Scan

Step 3. After scanning, you can see all the large files, some important large files that you need to pay attention will be marked to red. Tick the large files you want to delete and click "Delete".


Step 4. In a new window, there’re summarized information about all the target large files, you can see how much space you can get by deleting them. Click "Delete Now", then all target files will be deleted.

Delete Now


In this post, we share three ways to delete large files on Windows 10. In contrast, AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro is obviously your best companion because it is both safe and labor-saving. This almighty software can also help you allocate free space, move applications to another drive, etc.

If you are a Windows Server user, the software also has the Server Version tailored for you. If you want to use the software throughout your company, the Unlimited Edition is more suitable for you.

Tina · Staff Editor
Tina is an English editor of AOMEI Technology. She has a positive attitude and full of energy. On her work, she always keeps thinking to figure out the solutions for users' problems, and writes the answers so that can help someone. In her daily life, she likes to sing, watch TV and sleep. She always being grateful and happy to all the things happened and all the people encountered.