Most of the users on Windows 10 manually empty the recycle bin and delete temporary files to free up storage space on the computer using different tools which take a lot of time. To clean up the storage space many users use third party tool but now you don’t have to use any tool as Windows 10 comes with an inbuilt feature Storage Sense that automatically monitors and free up storage space on your computer.
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The Storage sense is disabled by default, but once enabled it will automatically delete certain temporary files, such as those created by the application and files. In this article, I will guide you through simple steps on how to use storage sense to free up space automatically in Windows 10.
How to Enable Storage Sense?
Before you start using the storage sense first you need to enable the storage sense on your computer. To enable storage sense on your computer Windows 10 you need to follow the steps given below
Step-1: First you need to click on the Start menu and here click on the Setting button.
Step-2: Now in the setting window click on the Account option.
Step-3: Once the Account option is open here you have select the Storage option which is available on the left pane of the window screen.
Step-4: Now on the right side of the screen you have to turn On the toggle switch which is right under the option Storage sense.
Once you have turn On the toggle switch the Windows 10 will automatically delete the junk files from your computer or laptop including some temporary files and items which are available in the recycle bin older than 30 days. If you want to free the storage space immediately then, in that case, you have to delete the files and folder from the recycle bin manually.
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In addition to this, the Storage sense also removes certain files which are other than temporary items such as a previous version of Windows 10, installation files, and Windows Update logs are things that you will need to delete manually using the Disk Cleanup tool.
How to Configure Storage Sense on Windows 10
To select which items Storage sense should remove automatically you have to configure the storage sense for this task you have to follow the steps
Step-1: First click on the Start menu and here click on the Setting button.
Step-2: After that in the setting Window click on the Account option.
Step-3: Now select the Storage option which is available on the left pane of the screen.
Step-4: Under the storage sense section now click on the Change how we free up space link.
Step-5: Once you click on the link a new page will open and here you have to select which items you want to delete from your computer
- Delete temporary files that my apps aren’t using.
- Delete files that have been in the recycle bin for over 30 days
Under these options, the storage sense also includes an option to remove the junk files instantly from the computer if you are running low on storage space. Just click the Clean now button available at the bottom, and then wait for few second to complete the process.
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