On Windows 10, Storage sense is a feature similar to Disk Cleanup that helps to free up space, but with the difference that it works automatically.
Storage sense has been available for a while on Windows 10, but it had limited functionalities. Starting with the April 2018 Update, Windows 10 is bringing some changes making it possible to decide when you want the feature to run to delete temporary files on your computer to free up space.
In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to specify when Storage sense should run automatically to free up space on your device.
In order to change the schedule for Storage sense to free up space automatically on your computer, do the following:
Click on System.
Click on Storage.
Click on the Change how we free up space automatically link.
Turn on the Storage sense toggle switch.
Use the “Run Storage sense” drop-down menu, and select when you want to free up space if you’re running low in storage.
Starting with Windows 10 version 1803, it’s also possible to change the schedule to delete temporary files in the recycle bin and Downloads folder.
The only thing you have to do is to check the Delete temporary files that my apps aren’t using option, and then using the drop-down menu, select when you want Storage sense to run and delete files — your choices are every 1, 14, 30, or 60 days, or you can choose Never to disable the feature.
If you don’t see these options, it’s likely because you’re not running Windows 10 version 1083 (April 2018 Update) on your device. This is an update expected to become available on April 30, 2018.