Excessive image resolution Most image capturing devices now capture images at very high resolution and this means large image file sizes. If these images are then inserted into a PDF file then the file size will increase by approximately the same amount as the size of the image.Another reason for large file size is having many unused or hidden worksheets in your Workbook. Each Excel Worksheet has it’s own share of metadata, more importantly, however, you may be keeping sheets with similar datasets, copies or unnecessary Pivot Tables that also take up a lot of space.

Why are my files so big?

Excessive image resolution Most image capturing devices now capture images at very high resolution and this means large image file sizes. If these images are then inserted into a PDF file then the file size will increase by approximately the same amount as the size of the image.

What do I do if my file size is too big?

Also, send your file to a zip folder, which will reduce the file’s size considerably through compression. Compressed files take up less storage space and can be transferred to other computers more quickly than uncompressed files.

What is causing my Excel file to be so large?

This is what makes the file so large: Excel is picking up a lot of empty cells and thinks there’s data in them, which then it tries to save into the XLSX file on disk, and because it needs to keep references to all those hundreds or thousands of cells, the file size gets overblown.

Why is my Excel file size so big?

Remove Hidden / Unused Worksheets Another reason for large file size is having many unused or hidden worksheets in your Workbook. Each Excel Worksheet has it’s own share of metadata, more importantly, however, you may be keeping sheets with similar datasets, copies or unnecessary Pivot Tables that also take up a lot of space.

Why are my PDF files so big?

Image content is the most common reason for a PDF file to become so big. Here are the four main reasons for large images appearing within PDF files. Most image capturing devices now capture images at very high resolution and this means large image file sizes.

Why are my photos so large?

Another reason that images may be overly large is that the images are captured with devices using image compression algorithms optimized for speed. It is understandable why devices such as cameras want to compress and save the images as quickly as possible, but in general means images are much larger than is necessary.

Why is my system storage usage so high?

Thanks for your feedback. The sudden increase of the storage usage might be caused by corrupted system files. To help you scan your system files and to repair missing or corrupted system files, we strongly recommend that you run the System File Checker (SFC) tool. The instructions on running the SFC is provided in the link below.