Storage has always been an issue for Windows 10 users. Most of the space on Windows 10 PCs are taken by software, bloatware, and other useless stuff.
Windows 10 users need more space on their system even if they have 1 TB of HDD or SDD on their system. Recycle bin is another space eater on Windows 10.
To save space, you can use this feature called Windows storage sense. Windows storage sense is a feature that many of the users don’t use.
Recycle bin is the biggest space eater of all. Every deleted item from your system resides in the Recycle Bin.
From some megabytes, it can grow to some Gigabytes.
So regularly emptying your recycle bin can save a lot of space,
So here’s how you can enable storage sense on your Windows 10 PC.
Follow these steps:
You just need to go to Start >> System >> Storage.
Inside storage, you get the enable storage sense option, just enable it and your done.
Once you have enabled the storage sense you can configure it.
To configure storage sense, click on configure storage sense or run it now.
What you get is the temporary files option and free up space option.
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Temporary files option lets you delete files from the recycle bin if they have been there for over 30 days. You can change these days.
The free up space feature lets you clean space if you are low on space.
As of storage sense has been enabled, there are more setting to be tweaked.
Under the more storage settings you will get –
- View storage use on other drives
- Change where new content is saved
- Manage storage spaces
- Optimize drives
View storage use on other drives options shows storage of your current drives or local disk of your system.
Change where new content is saved lets you change location of apps, music, pictures, and maps etc.
This is where you can select in which drive apps, documents, movies & TV shows, music will be saved.
Manage storage spaces lets you use storage spaces to save files on one or more drive if a drive fails.
The optimized drive feature optimizes your computer drives for maximum efficiency.
So, this is the complete guide on how you can use storage sense to save space on your Windows 10 PC. If we have missed something you can comment below.