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  1. Specify when to Run Storage Sense in Windows 10


    How to: Specify when to Run Storage Sense in Windows 10

    How to Specify when to Run Storage Sense in Windows 10


    Starting with Storage Sense option in Storage Settings to automatically get rid of the files you dont need to save you an extra step when low on disk space. Currently this is only supported for unused temporary files, files in your recycle bin over 30 days, and files in your Downloads folder that haven't changed for over 30 days.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 17720, Storage Sense can now run when your device is low on storage space by default. Once activated, Storage Sense will intelligently run whenever your device runs low on storage space and clear temporary files that your device and applications no longer need.Storage Sense looks for and will remove the following types of files:
    • Temporary setup files
    • Old indexed content
    • System cache files
    • Internet cache files
    • Device Driver packages
    • System downloaded program files
    • Dated system log files
    • System error memory dump files
    • System error minidump files
    • Temporary system files
    • Dated Windows update temporary files
    • …and more.
    Starting with at least Windows 10 enabled) Every day, Every week, Every month, or During low free disk space for all users.

    This tutorial will show you how to specify when to run Storage Sense for all users in Windows 10.

    *Warning You must be signed in as an administrator to specify when to run Storage Sense.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Specify when to Run Storage Sense in Local Group Policy Editor
    • Option Two: Specify when to Run Storage Sense using a REG file

    EXAMPLE: Run Storage Sense specified by policy

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    OPTION ONE [/i] Specify when to Run Storage Sense in Local Group Policy Editor
    *note The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

    All editions can use Option Two.

    1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

    2. Navigate to the key below in the left pane of the Local Group Policy Editor. (see screenshot below)
    *Arrow Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Storage Sense


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    3. In the right pane of Storage Sense in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Configure Storage Sense cadence policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4. Do step 5 (specify) or step 6 (default) below for what you would like to do.


    5. To Specify when to Run Storage Sense
    A) Select (dot) Enabled, select Every day, Every week, Every month, or During low free disk space in the Run Storage sense drop down list for what you want, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    6. Default User Choice for when to Run Storage Sense
    A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    *note Not Configured is the default setting.

    This will allow users to be able to select when to "Run Storage Sense" for their accounts.



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    7. When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.





    OPTION TWO [/i] Specify when to Run Storage Sense using a REG file

    *note The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\StorageSense

    ConfigStorageSenseGlobalCadence DWORD

    (delete) = Default
    0 = During low free disk space
    1 = Every day
    1e (hex) = Every month
    7 = Every week



    1. Do step 2 (During low free disk space), step 3 (Every day), step 4 (Every week), step 5 (Every month), or step 6 (default) below for what you want to do.


    2. To Specify to Run Storage Sense During low free disk space
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 7 below.

    Specify_run_Storage_Sense_During_low_free_disk_space_for_all_users.reg

    Download

    3. To Specify to Run Storage Sense Every Day
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 7 below.

    Specify_run_Storage_Sense_Every_day_for_all_users.reg

    Download

    4. To Specify to Run Storage Sense Every Week
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 7 below.

    Specify_run_Storage_Sense_Every_week_for_all_users.reg

    Download

    5. To Specify to Run Storage Sense Every Month
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 7 below.

    Specify_run_Storage_Sense_Every_month_for_all_users.reg

    Download

    6. Default User Choice for when to Run Storage Sense
    *note This will allow users to be able to select when to "Run Storage Sense" for their accounts.
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 7 below.

    Default_user_choice_Storage_Sense_cadence.reg

    Download
    7. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    8. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    9. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    10. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    RECONBunny, Jul 30, 2015
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  2. What is STORAGE SENSE?

    Hello Taffy087,

    Storage Sense has been around since Windows 10 build 15014, and updated in build 17720.

    Storage Sense basically allows you to automatically delete the specified content in its settings to help free up space on the hard drive. Think of it like an automated Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr.exe).

    The tutorials below can help provide more details about Storage Sense if you like:

    Turn On or Off Storage Sense Automatically Free Up Space in Windows 10

    Enable or Disable Storage Sense in Windows 10

    Specify when to Run Storage Sense in Windows 10

    Specify when Storage Sense Delete Files in Recycle Bin in Windows 10

    Automatically Make OneDrive Files On-Demand Online-only in Windows 10

    Free Up Disk Space Now with Storage Sense in Windows 10
     
    Shawn Brink, Oct 27, 2019
    #2
  3. Martmcd Win User
    What is STORAGE SENSE?

    Hi Taffy087

    Storage sense automatically removes temporary files etc. when disk space is getting low.

    1) yes, as space is getting low on the system disk, although at that stage it hadn't done anything it is turned off by default but was suggesting you turn it on.

    2) it is new with windows 10, but if you were not low on space you may not have known about it. It will eventually replace the disk clean-up.

    3) you can safely remove everything listed in storage sense.

    windows.old contains details of the previous build and is only required if you opt to roll back within 10 days of installing a feature update - if you don't need to roll back or it has been more than 10 days, you can safely delete it.

    some info on storage sense

    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Storage-...

    https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-storage-...

    Note: This is a non-Microsoft website. The page appears to be providing accurate, safe information. Watch out for ads on the site that may advertise products frequently classified as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Products). Thoroughly research any product advertised
    on the site before you decide to download and install it.
     
    Martmcd, Oct 27, 2019
    #3
  4. roy111 Win User

    Specify when to Run Storage Sense in Windows 10

    Specify when Storage Sense Delete Files in Downloads Folder for Current User in Settings

    Hi, first of all let me thank you for the detailed tutorial.

    There is one point that I do not find clear:

    What do you mean with "Storage Sense can now turn itself on" ?

    I see there is a switch that can turn on/off storage sense, my storage sense is now disabled


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    what happen when I'll be low on spage, will files be removed, meaning that it will turn itself on and files will be removed even if the swictch is "disabled"?

    Thanks.
     
    roy111, Oct 27, 2019
    #4
  5. What did Windows Storage Sense delete?

    Hi, Garth

    You can not find what was deleted. The only precautious way is having this disabled.

    Windows 10 should have Storage sense disabled by default, but you can check and turn off the feature as necessary using these steps:

    1.Open Settings.

    2.Click on System.

    3.Click on Storage.

    4.Turn off the Storage sense toggle switch.

    Once you've completed the steps, the feature will stop running automatically on your device.

    In the event that your device starts running out of space to perform an upgrade or store files, you can re-enable the feature and use these tips to free up space.

    Good luck !
     
    HiltonOishi, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. Dude Win User
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