Use Windows 10’s built in Storage Sense app to save space on your PC

Windows 10 has a nifty little feature that helps users manage space on their Windows PC. The feature, dubbed “Storage Sense,” will essentially remove temporary files that aren’t being used by any of your installed files. It will also automatically clean the Recycle Bin every 30 days to give you some extra storage space on your device and let you configure a clean-up of your downloads folder as well if you’d like.

The feature also lets you trigger a manual clean-up which is always helpful after a Windows update. This helps you clean any cached and temporary files which may be lingering about your disk drive.

Here’s how to activate and configure Storage Sense on Windows 10

  1. Open SettingsSystem > Storage
  2. Turn Storage Sense on via the toggle.
  3. Under the toggle, select Configure Storage Sense.
  4. In the configuration sub-menu, Microsoft offers three options, customising the ability to automatically delete your recycle bn content, your downloads and your OneDrive. Should you have a PC with a sizeable storage allowance like 256GB, there’s really no need to tweak any of these settings from their defaults. However, if you’re on a smaller allowance, setting automatic deletion to 30 days should give you enough time to save your work on OneDrive or other cloud storage.

Ever used storage sense on your PC? Let us know your experience in the comments below.

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