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View and Manage Windows 10 Disk Storage

Abdirahman Isse
Abdirahman Isse
Posted: 2020-06-07

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How to manage Windows 10 Storage by viewing the space used and optimizing it

Windows 10 storage management gives a lot more information about the space on your system and how it's utilized than the previous Windows operating systems. You can easily see the available space, how much space is utilized by Apps & Features, Temp files, or other files. You can view the disk space at a granular level to see spaced used by each app or folder or optimize the space to auto delete Temp files and downloads.


See your disk storage spaced and utilization under the settings



1. Click Start and then click Settings.
2. Double click System.
3. On the left panel under the system settings window, click Storage.
4. You will see the break down of your storage, used space, available space, what space used by Apps, Temp files, etc.
5. Click on each item to see more details of what is using the space.
6. Click More Categories to see how the space is used in granular level. You will see space used on each common Windows folder such as Pictures, Downloads, Desktop, Documents, Videos, Mail, OneDrive, Etc.


Use the Storage Sense to delete Temporary files


Storage Sense can be used to delete Temp files more than a specific number of days. For example, you can delete Recycle Bin files or Downloads files after 30 or 60 days.

To do this:
7. Click Start and then click Settings.
8. Double click System.
9. On the left panel under the system settings window, click Storage.
10. You will see the break down of your storage, used space, available space, what space used by Apps, Temp files, etc.
11. Click Storage Sense or run it now link at the top of this panel.
12. Turn on the Storage Sense.
13. Choose when to run, during low free disk space, every day, every week, or every month.
14. Choose after how many days to delete or empty the items on your Recycle bin.
15. Choose after how many days to delete the item son your Downloads folder.
16. Choose to delete the Old Windows files if any by putting a checkmark on Delete previous versions of Windows.
17. Click Clean Now button to run the Storage Sense now.

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