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.

How to change Storage sense cleanup schedule

In order to change the schedule for Storage sense to free up space automatically on your computer, do the following: 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. Storage settings on Windows 10 version 1803 Storage sense settings on Windows 10 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. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.