How to Fix GOG Galaxy High Disk Usage in Windows?

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You may have experienced the problem of excessive disk use in Windows if you are a fan of GOG Galaxy. GOG Galaxy may have this issue for various causes, including but not limited to the presence of outdated or corrupt drivers, malware infestations, or simply due to the nature of the console itself. On the bright side, many solutions are available to resolve this problem and ensure that GOG Galaxy operates without any hiccups on your Windows machine. Let’s go and have a look at them together!

How to Fix GOG Galaxy High Disk Usage in Windows

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GOG Galaxy’s Excessive Disk Usage?

  • To prevent GOG Galaxy from continually upgrading games in the background and causing excessive disk consumption, disable automatic updates. If you want to update your games manually, you may disable automatic updates.
  • Antivirus programs have a tendency to scan files too much, leading to heavy disk consumption; to avoid this, exclude the GOG Galaxy folder from their scans. The GOG Galaxy installation folder should not be scanned in real time.
  • Make sure you’re using the most recent version of GOG Galaxy by updating it. Newer upgrades may solve problems that cause excessive disk consumption.

Now let’s dive into 5 different ways you can try to fully optimize the GOG game and its disk usage.

Conduct Scans Using SFC And DISM

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  • Launch ‘Windows Search’ and enter “cmd”.
  • Press the “Run as administrator” menu item after clicking the “Command Prompt”.
  • Press the “Yes” button in the User Account Control.
  • Press ‘Enter’ after pasting the sfc /scannow command into the “Command Prompt” window.
  • After that, hit ‘Enter’ after each of the following commands:
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image / CheckHealth
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image / ScanHealth
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image / RestoreHealth
  • Note: If you have a problem while running the final command, consider adding /Source: C:\RepairSource\Windows /LimitAccess and then try again.
  • Turn off and power up your computer again.

Make Sure Your Drivers Are Up To Date

One of the most prevalent causes of excessive disk use is the presence of drivers that are either out of current or corrupt. This may result in GOG Galaxy running more slowly or perhaps crashing entirely. You should update your drivers regularly to address this issue. You have the option of manually updating the drivers by visiting the website of the manufacturer and downloading the most recent versions of the drivers, or you can use a driver updater program to automate the process.

Clean Up Your Hard Drive

Using Disk Cleanup, you may remove temporary files, system files, and other superfluous objects from your hard drive, freeing up space and perhaps improving system performance. Do the following:

  • Launch “Disk Cleanup” by typing its name into ‘Windows search box’. To launch the “Disk Cleanup” tool, press ‘Enter’.
  • Select “Clean up system files” from the “Disk Cleanup” window.
  • Once again, choose the drive (C: is the default) and hit the “OK” button.
  • “Windows Update”, “Temporary Internet Files”, “Temporary Files”, and any others that contain the most data should be the first to be cleaned out.
  • Press “OK” to start cleaning up.
Cleanup system files

Perform a Scan for Malicious Software

Infections with malware may also raise the amount of space used on your disks and slow down your machine. To resolve this issue, you should use your antivirus program to do a comprehensive scan of the machine. Ensure that your antivirus software is up to date and that it has the most recent definitions of malicious viruses. You have the option of downloading a free antivirus application such as Avast or AVG if you do not already have antivirus software installed on your computer. While you are implementing this step, remember this:

Scan using your Antivirus
  • To thoroughly check your computer for viruses and malware, use your antivirus program of choice.Before commencing the scan, make sure that your antivirus definitions are current.
  • Permit the antivirus program to scan your whole hard drive, including all directories and files.
  • When prompted, delete or quarantine any malware or viruses that have been discovered.
  • Restart your computer when the scan finishes to make sure the adjustments take effect and to see whether the problem with excessive disk utilization still exists.

Make Sure Your System is Up to Par for GOG Galaxy

Make sure your PC can run GOG Galaxy by checking the system requirements. High disk consumption is only one of the performance difficulties that might arise from a lack of hardware resources. Follow these steps:

Check PC requirement for GOG Galaxy
  • To discover the recommended and minimum system requirements, visit the GOG Galaxy website or check the documentation. Check that your computer’s specs are up to snuff by comparing them to the requirements.
  • Be careful to read the specifications for the central processing unit, random access memory, storage space needed, and recommended graphics card.
  • It may be necessary to upgrade your hardware or make adjustments to your system settings if your system does not meet the criteria.

Even though GOG Galaxy’s high disk consumption is annoying, it’s easily fixable. Fixing the problem and getting the most out of GOG Galaxy is as easy as following these suggestions above.

We hope that our tested methods truly helped you.

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