Windows 10 – What is Storage Sense & How to Enable

We use our PC with no limit and gradually stored a lot of data. As a result of that sometimes we face low disk space alerts/issue. To get rid of this we manually delete unused folders/files and sometimes run disk cleanup or use any 3rd party tools.

But thanks to Microsoft, now they have introduced a new feature in Windows 10 called Storage Sense which allows us to schedule the clean up which do the Job in background

Moreover, from Windows 10 build 17758 onwards Microsoft introduced a feature called File Dehydration, the finest feature which involves getting rid of local copies of OneDrive files that haven’t been used in the specified time (default time is 30 days)

How does it work?

Storage sense keeps monitoring your system round the clock for unused, old and temporary files and gets them removed in a parodic manner. Let’s say, you have 10GB of files lying in your recycle bin, then you don’t have to delete them manually rather storage sense will do the job for you in the backend.

How to Enable Storage Sense?

Step-1: Go to setting


Step-2: Click on ‘System’ and look for ‘Storage’. Here you can turn it ON/OFF


Step-3 How to schedule or configure? Click on “Configure storage Sense or Run it now


Step 3.1- To Schedule the Run, choose the option from the drop-down as per your requirement


Step 3.2- Schedule Temp files deletion, choose your setting as per requirement


Step 3.3- Below is the setting for OneDrive that we talked about earlier. Choose the option as per your need.


Step 3.4- Apart from that, you can run the Storage Sense manually as well using the below option.


I hope this article helps you know about Storage Sense. Thanks for reading and keep visiting us for exciting contents in future.

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