How to use Windows 10’s Storage Sense feature to automatically free disk space?


Here is how you can use the Windows 10  Storage Sense feature to automatically delete junk files regularly?

As you all know how important it is to delete the temporary and junk files acquiring lots of storage space on your Windows 10 PC/Laptop. These temporary files if not deleted can pile up your storage space by a huge amount and you may face some trouble. Storage sense on Windows 10 is a feature designed to monitor your device and free up space automatically.

When your computer is running low on space, the feature will delete junk files, such as temporary system files, items you sent to the recycle bin, and many other items to make room for more important files. If your PC is running low on free space, you might not be able to install important Windows updates, and your PC’s performance may be affected.

If you turn on Storage Sense, Windows will automatically free up space by getting rid of files you don’t need, like temporary files and items in the Recycle Bin, when you’re low on disk space or at intervals you specify. The following instructions show you how to delete temporary files and how to turn on and configure Storage Sense.

How to delete temporary files using Storage Sense?

  1. Select Start > Settings > System > Storage.
  2. Select Temporary files in the storage breakdown. Note: If you don’t see Temporary files listed, select Show more categories.
  3. Windows will take a few moments to determine what files and apps are taking up the most space on your PC.
  4. Select the items you want to delete, and then select Remove files. Each item listed includes a description.

Here is How to turn on and configure Storage Sense?

  1. Select Start > Settings > System > Storage.
  2. In the Storage area, turn on Storage Sense.
  3. Select Configure storage sense or run it now.
  4. In the Run Storage Sense area, choose how often you want Storage Sense to run.
  5. Select which files you want Storage Sense to delete automatically, then select the corresponding time intervals.
  6. Scroll down and select Clean now.
  7. Windows will take a few moments to clean up your files, and then you’ll see a message indicating how much disk space has been freed up.

This is how you can remove temporary files on your Windows 10 PC/Laptop using the Storage Sense feature. For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned on Android Rookies by subscribing to our newsletter from here.


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