Microsoft has improved the way Windows cleans up the disk in the latest OS feature updates, and the built-in Storage Sense can now perform automatic maintenance based on user-defined settings.
Windows 10 version 1809, for instance, lets you configure when to run Storage Sense, and in addition to daily, weekly, and monthly schedules, you can also let Windows decide when it’s best to do it.
Additionally, you can configure the operating system to take care of your temporary files and delete them daily or every 14, 30, or 60 days all automatically without you moving a single finger. The same settings can also be enabled for content in the Downloads folder.
Needless to say, all these improvements make disk management a more straightforward process, and given that Windows takes care of everything for you, there’s little to worry about when it comes to unnecessary files eating up your disk space.
While Microsoft is currently in the process of deprecating the disk cleanu… (read more)