I have a Dell Inspiron 14-3452. Windows 10. 2 gig of RAM. 28 gig hard drive. Of this 28 gig, only 1.5 is free. It's seen little use and has few programs or apps installed. Ran WinDirStat and the biggest folder is Windows 11.1GB. Within that WinSxS has 4.9GB. No folder bigger than 381MB in there. Seems too large! Is there something I could delete to free up some space?
You say you have run "Windows cleaner". Do you mean you have run the Windows "Disk clean-up" utility? If not then run "Disk clean-up", Click OK to start. The first scan will find some files to delete but do not click OK at this point. Instead click on "Clean up system files" and then OK to start a second scan. This will find a lot more files to delete. On scan completion click on OK to start the delete process. This can take a long time, maybe 3 hours?
Trev, this website may help with the Windows Disk Cleanup options - just ignore the pesky advertisements on that page.
However, whatever you do with it you'll always be close to full capacity on a drive that size. Virtually all devices that have a (ridiculously small) 32GB drive are showing red in File Explorer from the moment they're switched on for the first time :(
That size HD is hardly more than a tablet so it is likely to be used only for browsing with Windows 32 bit if you are lucky. My C Drive takes 65 Gig for Windows ( 26 Gig) and other installed programmes, with all data on another drive.