Enable auto Recycle Bin cleaning to save space in the Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft is adding a neat little feature to Windows 10 with the new Creators Update. The new feature will essentially let you save a small amount of space on your Windows 10 PC. Windows 10 does this by automatically cleaning your Recycle Bin and removing temporary files which aren’t being used by the apps you have installed.

To enable this feature, all you have to do is open up Settings (Win + I) and then go into the System section. Once you are in the System settings, simply open the Storage page from the sidebar.

Under the “Storage Sense” Section, you will see a toggle to enable this feature. Go ahead and enable it, and then click on the “Change how we free up space” link slightly below the toggle.

This will take you to another page with more settings for Storage Sense, where you can prevent it from deleting files that were you in your recycle bin for more than 30 days or stop deleting temporary files that aren’t being used by your apps. Additionally, there is a handy button that lets you manually free up space whenever you need.

This feature obviously won’t save up a lot of space on your Windows 10 PC, but it will still give you a small amount of extra space. Keep in mind that this feature is only available for users running the Windows 10 Creators Update.


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