Storage Sense is a very useful feature provided by Windows 10 because it takes care of your storage space in a very efficient manner. It takes the responsibility of freeing up the storage space automatically so that there is enough room for the new incoming data. With the help of this genius feature, the users never fall short of storage space. However, there are certain measures that this feature takes in order to achieve its goal. For example, it may delete some of your files that have not been in use for a longer time or it may consider the files that you have downloaded as useless and thus deletes them. Some users might experience losing the critical files that they have downloaded because of Storage Sense. In this article, we will explain to you the method through which you can prevent Storage Sense from deleting your downloaded files on Windows 10.
Preventing Storage Sense from Deleting your Downloaded Files on Windows 10
In order to prevent storage sense from deleting your downloaded files on Windows 10, you will need to perform the following steps:
Type settings in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search results to launch the new settings window. The newly opened Settings window is shown in the following image:
Now click on the System tab as highlighted in the image shown above.
In the System Settings window, click on the Storage tab as highlighted in the image shown below:
Now click on the link saying, “Change how we free up space automatically” as shown in the following image:
Finally, select the “Never” option from the dropdown list corresponding to the field saying, “Delete files in my Downloads folder if they have been there for over” in order to prevent Storage Sense from deleting your downloaded files in Windows 10 as highlighted in the image shown below:
By following the method discussed in this article, you can easily prevent Storage Sense from deleting your downloaded files and hence keep your critical data safe from being lost accidentally.