We have discussed in our previous articles that our computer systems are not designed to have infinite memory. All of us know it very well that at some point in time, the disk space of our computer system is going to run out and this will surely prove to be problematic for us. In this situation, we prefer cleaning up our hard disk periodically but since doing it manually is quite a time-consuming task so there must be a way through which we can automate this task. In this article, we will explain to you the method through which you can free up the disk space automatically using a built-in utility called Storage Sense in Windows 10.
Freeing Up the Disk Space Automatically with Storage Sense in Windows 10
In order to free up the disk space automatically with storage sense in Windows 10, you will need to perform the following steps:
Type settings in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search result to launch the settings window. The newly opened Settings window is shown in the following image:
Click on the System tab as highlighted in the image shown above.
Now click on the Storage tab.
Turn the toggle button corresponding to the field of Storage Sense to the “on” state as highlighted in the image shown below:
You can also customize the way storage sense automatically clears your disk space. For doing this, click on the link saying, “Change how we free up space automatically”. Clicking on this link will take you to a new interface as shown in the following image:
Here you can choose when to run storage sense from the dropdown list corresponding to the field of “Run Storage Sense”. You can choose whether you want to delete the temporary files or not by checking or unchecking the checkbox corresponding to the field of “Delete temporary files that my apps are not using”. You can also choose whether or not you want to delete the files in your recycle bin and the downloads folder by choosing the appropriate options from the dropdown lists corresponding to the fields of “Delete files in my recycle bin if they have been there over” and “Delete files in my Downloads folder if they have been there over”.
By following the method discussed in this article, you can easily get rid of manually deleting the unused or unnecessary files for freeing up your disk space because the Storage Sense utility, provided by Windows 10, can do this automatically for you. Now you no longer need to get worried about running out of storage space because Storage Sense will carefully monitor and manage your disk space and will make sure that you never run short of it. If you feel like doing all this manually at any instance, then you can simply disable Storage Sense by turning the toggle button corresponding to the field of Storage Sense to the “off” state.