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How to clean up HEAPS of space on your Xbox One HDDs

Xbox One users can potentially recover HEAPS of HDD space in a couple very easy steps.

Redditor Koorashi has been shocking Xbox One owners around the world with the reminder of a settings option that will remove DLC for games you no longer have access to, potentially saving tens of GB of inaccessible data from your HDDs.

Koorashi had 23 leftover add-ons or DLC packs that were taking up a whopping 20GB, though other users have joined the thread saying they’ve recovered up to 50GB. Keep in mind, though, that not everyone will benefit from the feature — one user save a paltry 10MB.

Here’s how to clean up that space:

  • Hit the Xbox Guide button on your controller
  • Head to Settings.
  • Next, head over to System, then Storage.
  • Select Make more space.
  • Head over to Leftover add-ons and see how much space you can take back.

Voila!

Hopefully this has cleared up a lot of space on your Xbox One HDDs.

Update: Reader Beau has also tipped us off to a setting that can save even more space. This one, still under Storage, will show you if you’ve got 4K, HDR assets that can go.

  • Hit the Xbox Guide button on your controller
  • Head to Settings.
  • Next, go to System, then Storage
  • Select Manage, then Shrinkable Games

More HDD savings! Woot!

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