Sunday, December 31, 2017

Storage Sense

One of my employees used to tell me that I was the only boss that he'd had that he would turn to for technical help.

Now it's my turn to turn to one of my former bosses.

I got a FaceBook message asking:
Also do you use "storage sense" to clean files off the ssd or do you manually remove frequently...
I didn't know what he was talking about.

It turns out that Windows 10 Creators Update (1703) has a new feature "Storage Sense."

Who knew?

Windows Central has a good article on Storage Sense.
Storage sense is an optional feature, which is disabled by default, but when enabled, it'll proactively delete temporary files, like those created by apps. It'll delete files that have been in the recycle bin for more than 30 days, as well as files in the downloads folder that haven't changed in 30 days. If you're running low on space, Storage Sense even includes an option to delete the previous version of Windows 10 to make more room.
Click the Windows key and type "Storage". Click on it. Make sure the Storage Sense toggle is On.

Then click on "Change how we free up space".

I don't see why you wouldn't want to check all the boxes there.

The last checkbox was added in Fall Creators Update (1709).

You might as well click on "Clean now" while you're there.

I recovered 4.12 GB.

1 comment:

JUpchurch said...

Thanks for the tip on the last block and delete old W10... I just freed another 4GB...
I always read your blogs..
Happy New 5 minutes here..