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Disable Storage Sense in Windows 10

Disable Storage Sense in Windows 10

Windows 10 includes the ability to automatically empty your Recycle bin, delete temporary files, and remove a number of other files to free up disk space. This is possible with the Storage Sense feature. However, if you are not happy with this new feature of the OS, you can disable it. This can be done with either Settings, a Registry tweak, or by applying a Group Policy option.

Disable Storage Sense to Delete Temporary Files in Windows 10

Disable Storage Sense to Delete Temporary Files in Windows 10

As you may already know, Windows 10 includes the ability to automatically delete files in your Recycle bin, delete temporary files, and files in the Downloads folder to free up disk space. In recent Windows 10 builds, Storage Sense can automatically delete temporary files for your user account. Here is how to change its options.

Make Storage Sense Run Automatically in Windows 10 using Group Policy

Make Storage Sense Run Automatically in Windows 10 using Group Policy

Windows 10 includes the ability to automatically empty your Recycle bin, delete temporary files, and remove a number of other files to free up disk space. This is possible with the Storage Sense feature. With recently released builds, you can make Storage Sense run automatically on a schedule. Also, there is a special Group Policy option that allows forcing a specific schedule for all users.

Set When Storage Sense Should Automatically Empty Recycle Bin

Set When Storage Sense Should Automatically Empty Recycle Bin

As you may already know, Windows 10 includes the ability to automatically delete files in your Recycle bin, delete temporary files, and files in the Downloads folder to free up disk space. Starting with Windows 10 version 1809, the ability to automatically remove the contents of the  Recycle bin is added to Storage Sense. In recent Windows 10 builds, you can configure Storage Sense to automatically empty the Recycle Bin if files in that folder have been stored there for more that the specific number of days. Here is how.

Set When Storage Sense Should Delete Files in Downloads Folder

Set When Storage Sense Should Delete Files in Downloads Folder

As you may already know, Windows 10 includes the ability to automatically delete files in your Recycle bin, delete temporary files, and files in the Downloads folder to free up disk space. Starting with Windows 10 version 1809, the ability to remove the contents of the Downloads folder is added to the Storage Sense feature. In recent Windows 10 builds, you can configure Storage Sense to automatically delete files in the Downloads folder if they have been stored there for more that the specific number of days. Here is how.

Clear Downloads with Storage Sense and Cleanmgr in Windows 10

Clear Downloads with Storage Sense and Cleanmgr in Windows 10

As you may already know, Windows 10 includes the ability to automatically delete files in your Recycle bin, delete temporary files, and files in the Downloads folder to free up disk space. Starting with Windows 10 version 1809, the ability to remove the contents of the Downloads folder is added to the Storage Sense feature along with the classic Disk Cleanup tool (cleanmgr.exe).

Run Storage Sense Automatically in Windows 10

Run Storage Sense Automatically in Windows 10

Windows 10 includes the ability to automatically empty your Recycle bin, delete temporary files, and remove a number of other files to free up disk space. This is possible with the Storage Sense feature. With recently released builds, you can make Storage Sense run automatically on a schedule.

How to Free Up Drive Space in Windows 10

How to Free Up Drive Space in Windows 10

When Windows 10 is running low on free space on your disk storage, there are a number of ways to free up your drive space. Traditionally, the built-in Disk Cleanup tool (cleanmgr.exe) has been useful to remove temporary files, logs and Windows Update packages. With recent builds of Windows 10, Microsoft introduced a revamped Storage Sense feature which allows you to remove these files and more.

Automatically Delete Windows.old folder in Windows 10

Automatically Delete Windows.old folder in Windows 10

If you choose to install Windows 10 on the same drive where an existing installation is already present, the setup program will create a folder named Windows.old in the root of the drive. This folder will contain a full backup of a previous installation of Windows 8 or Windows 7, including the boot manager and installed apps. This is very handy if you plan to uninstall the currently installed Windows version and return to the previously installed release. It can also be useful if you forgot to transfer some files or settings to the new installation. However, if you are already finished with the migration, then Windows.old just wastes your disk space for no reason. Windows 10 got the ability to delete the Windows.old folder automatically in a recent build. Here is how to enable this feature.