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You can securely wipe your files, hard drive or SSD with one of these free utilities

You delete a file, then empty the recycle bin. But the contents of that file remains on your drive. Here's what to do about that.

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5 things you can do with a second internal drive

Sure, you could just store more stuff, but other options range from virtual machines to games.

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Tip: WinDirStat can help you free up storage space for GTA V (or anything else) in a flash

This tried-and-true program just helped me free up over 100GB worth of drive space in mere minutes.

3 tools for finding and eradicating duplicate files on your hard drive

Do you have more files than space on your PC? These three tools can help you eke out a little more free space by getting rid of duplicate files and folders on your hard drive.

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Supercharge your PC's storage with a RAID setup: Everything you need to know

Configuring multiple drives in RAID can protect against disaster and provide face-meltingly fast transfer speeds.

When to buy a flash drive, an external hard drive, or an external SSD

What kind of external storage do you need? This guide will help you decide how best to spend your money.

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It's cheap and easy to make your own portable hard drive from an old PC drive

An external enclosure is all you need to give your old storage a new lease on life.

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Save money by not buying a larger SSD than you need

By the gigabyte, an SSD is much more expensive than a conventional hard drive. You may be able to save money by buying one with a smaller capacity.

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How to install a new hard drive in your desktop PC

Don't be afraid of cracking open your desktop PC's case. Installing a new 3.5" hard drive is a basic task anyone can accomplish.

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How to test the speed of your USB drives

How fast are your flash drives and external hard drives? Here's how to find out.

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Back up and sync between your home and travel PCs

You keep one PC at home, and travel with a smaller, lighter one. Here's how to keep files synced and backed up between the two.

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Get tough on stubborn programs with Revo uninstaller

Sometimes you just can't get the job done with an app's built-in tools. That's when you may have to turn to a third-party uninstaller.

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What to do when a second hard drive bricks your PC

You install a second hard drive, plug in the power, and turn on the PC. But Windows doesn't boot. Run through this checklist to fix the problem.