Free up over 17GB of storage space by cleaning up after the Windows 10 May 2019 Update
has released another big feature update for Windows 10. The , although you can if required.
Of course, a big update like this requires a big download, and the files that Microsoft places on your system don’t get removed immediately afterwards. In other words, the May 2019 Update -- Windows 10 1903 -- could be responsible for taking up tens of gigabytes on your hard drive. Fortunately it’s easy enough to reclaim this.
There are two ways you can get your disk space back. The first (and newest) method is by opening and going to . Under Storage Sense click . On the next screen, check the box next to and click .
The other option is to click Start and type . Right-click the Disk Clean-up entry, and select . Make sure your system drive is selected, and click OK.
The tool will calculate how much space can be regained. Look for the option. This will include the files created by installing the May 2019 Update -- a fairly sizable 17GB in my case. Check that box, and any other areas you want cleaning, then click OK to remove those backed up files and regain your missing hard drive space.
A word of warning: These files are used to to a previous installation of Windows 10 and removing them takes away that option. If, however, you intend to stick with May 2019 Update, they serve little use and so can be cleared out without problem.