How to use Storage sense to automatically free disk space on Windows 10 PC?

We usually empty the Recycle Bin and delete temporary files to free up space on Windows 10 PC. You can also use Disk Cleanup inbuilt too to remove the unwanted files from your PC. Most of us try to find a freeware tool to clean up the disk.

Above mentioned procedures work manually, which means you have to run the respective tool manually when you want to clean your PC. You might not be aware that Microsoft has included the Storage sense tool in Windows 10 to address this issue, keeping cleaning your PC automatically to free up space.

Storage sense is yet an optional feature and remains disabled by default. Once the Storage sense tool is activated on Windows 10, it will automatically delete temporary files from your Windows 10 PC. Apart from 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 version of Windows 10 using Storage Sense to make more room.

How to enable Storage sense on Windows 10?

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

Step 2. Click on the System under Settings.

Step 3. Click on the Storage from the left side options.

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

Once you’ve completed 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 said 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 so that you can choose which files to delete automatically from your device and which not to delete.

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

Step 2. Click on the System under Settings.

Step 3. Click on the Storage from the left side options.

Step 4. Click on the link “Configure Storage Sense or run it now.”

Step 5. 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.

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

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

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