Topic outline

  • General

    Windows laptop:
    Managing storage

    This course is for anyone with a Windows laptop who wishes to learn how to make the most of the space on their laptop and keep it running smoothly.

    When a computer starts to run out of storage space, it can sometimes stop working efficiently. In this course, we show you how to maintain your computer's health by using the Windows Storage Sense feature and the built-in Recycle bin to remove unwanted files. Plus, how to recover a file if you make a mistake, and how to use a separate storage device (called a USB stick) as a handy way to save space on your computer.

    What do I need to start this course?

    To get the most from this course, you will need the following:

    • Your laptop, installed with the Windows 10 operating system. Page 5 of our handy printable guide shows you how to do this.
    • Approximately 18 minutes to watch the video.
    • Alternatively, you might like to print and follow the steps in our course guide. You can find the guide at the bottom of this page.

    When you're ready to start, scroll down and click or tap the play button on the video.