Here is how to free up space automatically on Windows 10 with Storage sense

Here is how to free up space automatically on Windows 10 with Storage sense

60The Windows 10 Creators Update is finally here following months of beta testing. The Creators Update may not seem like a significant update like the Anniversary Update, however, it changes many things we have been accustomed to for years.

The Windows 10 Creators Update introduces Storage sense, a new feature that allows you to free up storage space on your computer. On the face of it, Storage sense might not be something new, as you have tons of tools that offer the same functionality on Windows 10, but what comes inside is beyond your expectations. Once enabled, Storage sense will automatically delete temporary files that have been in the Trash for more than 30 days.

In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the steps to free up space using Storage sense on the Windows 10 Creators Update.

  1. Steps to turn on Storage sense on Windows 10

By default, Storage sense is disabled on Windows 10. Therefore, you need to enable it on Windows 10. Here is how you can do that.

Step one: First off, you need to open Settings on your Windows 10 and then click on System to proceed

Step two: Next up, you need to click on Storage. Once you are in, head to Storage sense section and turn on the switch to enable the feature.

Once you are done, your Windows 10 will automatically remove junk files from your computer including files and apps that have been moved to your recycle bin for 30 days. However, keep in mind that Storage sense only removes certain files from your PC. This means that things like old Windows version, Windows Update logs or installation files are required to be manually removed.

  1. Steps to configure Storage sense on Windows 10

Step one: You need to launch Settings on Windows 10 and then select System

Step two: Next up, select Storage and the hit the Change how we free up space link

Step three: Once you are done, select which items you want to remove from your PC.

Also read: Steps to block non-Store apps in the Windows 10 Creators Update

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