How to Use Storage Sense to Automatically Free Disk Space on Windows 10 PC?

On Windows 10, when your device starts to run out of space, you can empty the recycle bin and delete temporary files to free up space using several tools, including Disk Cleanup. While Disk Cleanup and third-party tools are not difficult to use, they’re also not intuitive, and many users don’t even know they exist. To address this issue, Windows 10 includes the Storage sense tool to monitor and free up space on your device.

Storage sense is an optional feature, which is disabled by default, but when enabled, it’ll proactively delete temporary files, like those created by apps. It’ll delete files that have been in the recycle bin for more than 30 days and files in the downloads folder that haven’t changed in 30 days. If you’re running low on space, Storage Sense even includes an option to delete the previous version of Windows 10 to make more room.

Besides cleaning temporary files from your PC, it also removes the files from the recycle bin in 30 days intervals and files in the Downloads folder that haven’t changed in the last 30 days. You can also delete the previous Windows 10 using Storage Sense to make more room. This risewindows article will guide you on using Storage sense to automatically free disk space on Windows 10 PC.

How to enable Storage sense on Windows 10?

Step 1. First, click on the Start button, then the Settings icon to launch the Settings app.

Step 2. Click on the System under Settings.

Step 3. Then, click on Storage from the left options.

Step 4. Finally, turn On the toggle switch next to “Storage Sense can automatically free up space by removing files you don’t need, like temporary files and content in your recycle bin.”

After completing the above steps, Windows 10 will automatically delete junk files on your device, including temporary files, recycle bin items, and those files in the Downloads folder that haven’t changed in the last 30 days.

How to configure Storage sense settings on Windows 10?

As mentioned above, Storage sense automatically removes temporary files, Recycle bin items, and those files in the Downloads folder that haven’t changed in the last 30 days. However, you can configure the Storage sense to choose which files to delete automatically from your device and which not to delete.

Step 1. First, click on the Start button, then the Settings icon to launch the Settings app.

Step 2. Click on the system under Settings.

Step 3. Then, click on Storage from the left options.

Step 4. After that, click on the link Configure Storage Sense or run it now.

Step 5. Finally, under the Run Storage Sense section, you can select one of the cleaning options from Every day, Every week, Every month, and During low free disk space.

You can choose to delete the temporary files from 1 day, 14 days, 30 days, and 60 days.

Once you have configured the Storage sense tool, you can close the Window. Click on the Clean now button if you want to run immediately.

That’s it for the article.

I hope this post will be helpful to you.

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