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How to Enable Storage Sense to Automatically Free Up Space

Windows 10 Creator Update introduces Storage sense, a new feature that automatically gets rid of the files you don’t need to save you an extra step when low on disk space. This article will guide you how to enable and configure Storage Sense on Windows 10 Creators Update to free up more storage space.


How to Enable Storage Sense in Windows 10 Creator Update

Storage sense is disabled by default, but once enabled, it'll proactively delete certain temporary files, such as those created by apps, and files that have been moved to the recycle bin for more than 30 days. Here's how:

Step 1: Open Settings app.

Step 2: Click on System > Storage.

Step 3: On the right pane of Storage, turn on the Storage sense toggle switch.

Enable Storage Sense

How to Configure Storage Sense in Windows 10 Creator Update

To select which items Storage sense should remove automatically, here is how:

Step 1: Open Settings app. Click on System > Storage.

Step 2: On the right pane of Storage, click on Change how we free up space link.

Change how we free up space

Step 3: Then you can 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.

Here you can also click the Clean now button to remove junk files if you're running low on space, and wait for the process to complete.

How to remove items

Currently Storage sense is only supported for unused temporary files and items that have been in your recycle bin for 30 days. To remove other temporary items, such as a previous version of Windows 10 installation files and Windows Update logs, you need to using Disk Cleanup tool to delete manually.