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Storage Sense in Windows 11 to free up disk space

Storage Sense in Windows 11 to free up disk spaceThe performance of a Personal Computer is often strained when the system begins running out of storage. Apart from programs taking longer to respond and tasks taking longer to execute, some applications might fail to launch altogether. And this is just the tip of the iceberg, the list of problems further stretches.

Nowadays, the recently popular SSDs (Solid State Drives) offer relatively lower storage compared to HDDs (Hard Disk Drives), for the same price. This makes it all the more important to understand the various methods you could clear your PC disk space. But, it’s not just SSDs. Even if your PC has an HDD, you are required to make space for efficient system functioning.


Storage Sense in Windows 11 to free up disk space – Storage Sense in Windows 11 is a great way to manage your computer’s storage. When configured, it can automatically empty the Recycle Bin, delete temporary files, and do other things to organize your storage. In this post, we show you how to turn on, configure and use Storage Sense in Windows 11 to free up disk space by deleting junk files automatically or manually. So, without wasting any time, let us see how to manage Disk Space using Storage Sense in Windows 11 Settings.

How to use Disk Cleanup on Windows 11?

Disk Cleanup is devoted to removing unnecessary files from your system. It’s a straightforward utility that can quickly delete the relevant data with a few clicks; the trick is knowing it exists in the first place. Here’s how to use this alternative to Storage Sense and the Settings app writ large.

  • Search for ‘Disk Cleanup’ from the Start menu. This is the quickest way to launch Disk Cleanup; all you have to do is select the app from the search results.
  • Choose what kinds of files you’d like to delete.
  • Confirm you want to delete those files.
  • Optional: Use Disk Cleanup to delete system files. 
  • Optional: Select the system files you’d like to delete.

Disk Cleanup will ask you to confirm that you want to delete the selected files, open a new window displaying its progress, then automatically close itself when it’s done going over your drive with a… bristle brush?

The easiest way to find the size of your Hard Drive is to open File Explorer, and see the figures mentioned for each of the partitions and add them. You will get to know how big your Hard Drive is.

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