What is Windows 10 Storage Sense and How to Disable It

You don’t know what Windows 10 Storage Sense is and don’t use it? We tell you what this operating system feature consists of and how you can disable it if you do not use it.

Windows 10 is packed with features that many users are unaware of. The Storage Sense is one of these popular little functions, and you may not know what it is or what it does.

It is a native Windows 10 feature that works as a silent assistant to free up space on your computer automatically. It deletes items that you don’t need, such as temporary files or those in the recycle bin.

When it is active, in case there is little space left on your PC’s hard drive. It proceeds to clean the temporary files that are not necessary and empties the recycling bin’s contents. Unless the settings are changed, you don’t touch files, such as those found in the Downloads folder or on OneDrive.

How to Disable Windows 10 Storage Sense

If you wish, you have the option of deactivating the Storage Sense. To do this, follow the steps below:

  • First, type Registry Editor in Windows Finder and click the Open button to run the application.
  • Next, access the Windows registry key found at this path: Computer \ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows. You can navigate through the directories or, if you wish, copy and paste the path in the address bar removing the spaces.
  • When you are in the Windows password, right-click on the folder and select New> Password from the context menu.
  • When you generate a new registry key, rename it to StorageSense. 
  • Click on the StorageSense key and place the mouse cursor in the space on the right. Right-click, select New> DWORD Value (32-bit) and name it AllowStorageSenseGlobal.

By following these steps, Windows 10 Storage Sense will be disabled.

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