For those using laptops, the situation of full hard drive capacity is no longer rare. When users store a lot of data or install too much software, the hard drive does not have enough capacity. Especially for low-cost models, manufacturers often attach a low-capacity drive to save costs. Users today often add SSDs to increase the speed of Windows 10, but SSDs have a high price and low capacity. To solve the problem of junk files taking up a lot of storage space, Windows 10 feature released Storage Sense.
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Configure Storage Sense to automatically delete junk files to increase hard drive capacity
Windows 10 now allows you automatic delete old data according to a predetermined schedule. This is a useful feature, especially for Windows 10 users whose laptops have low capacity hard drives, especially if using SSD. This economical storage feature has a name Storage Sense.
To enable mode Storage Sense you follow these steps:
- Enter Settings => System => Storage and turn on the button Storage Sense go up.
- Click Change how we free up space automatically
Run Storage Sense:
You choose the time for Windows to schedule deletion of junk files. You can choose to scan trash daily, weekly, monthly or let Windows decide on its own. If you use drive SSD then you should leave it every month. If the hard drive has large storage capacity, select it When Windows decides. Windows will decide when to delete junk files.
Temporary Files: allows you options to free up hard drive space:
Normally, the two folders that always take up the most hard drive are: Trash can and directory Download. You often download and use them but forget to delete them. Windows 10 already allows you automatic scheduling to free up space in these 2 folders. You can choose to delete unused data within 1 day, 14 days, 30 days or 60 days.
You need Check enter Delete Temporary file that my apps aren't using.
- Delete files in my recycle bin if they have been there for over: empty the trash (Empty Recycle bin)
- Delete files in my Downloads folder if they have been there for over: Delete the downloaded file in the Download folder
Free up space now: Free up hard drive space immediately
Storage Sense It also allows you to free up space instantly. If you have too little hard drive space left. The button can be clicked Clean Now Let Windows continue to clean up. It takes a few minutes for Windows to calculate the data to delete. And the hard drive will increase free space quickly.
Windows already has tools available Storage Sense to help you delete junk data. Therefore you do not need to install additional junk scanning software half. Just choose the right time, Windows will automatically free up hard drive space for you. Feature Storage Sense This is essential if you use a low-capacity SSD or your hard drive is almost out of storage space.