[Question] Is storage sense safe?


  1. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 - Version 1909
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    [Question] Is storage sense safe?


    Hey guys

    Today, I just found an option called "storage sense" in my settings that I never used before.
    So I decided to use it to see what it does actually to my storage, and I clicked on "Clean now" option. However, it cleaned up about 3 GB of my space which was really surprising.

    But now, I'm a bit worried about what it did to my stuff... Wanted to know which type of files this tool has removed from my storage? Are they only my downloads and temporary stuff like installation files cache?

    Or can it remove some important files like my drivers or other apps data?? :/

    (Windows 10 - Version 1909)
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    mobile1199 said:
    Hey guys

    Today, I just found an option called "storage sense" in my settings that I never used before.
    So I decided to use it to see what it does actually to my storage, and I clicked on "Clean now" option. However, it cleaned up about 3 GB of my space which was really surprising.

    But now, I'm a bit worried about what it did to my stuff... Wanted to know which type of files this tool has removed from my storage? Are they only my downloads and temporary stuff like installation files cache?

    Or can it remove some important files like my drivers or other apps data?? :/

    (Windows 10 - Version 1909)
    It's perfectly safe. If this was the first time you ran it, I can almost guarantee it cleaned out a lot of old superseded Windows Updates, and temp files and useless logs. All the type of stuff that builds up over time. Don't expect to see that every time. And, no, it did not eat any of your files and data.

    This is the only setting you should probably take manual control of. Handle your Downloads folder yourself.

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  3. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Good tutorial here on Tenforums that also explains what Storage Sense goes after. Worth a read.

    Specify when to Run Storage Sense in Windows 10
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  4. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 - Version 1909
    Thread Starter
       #4

    f14tomcat said:
    It's perfectly safe. If this was the first time you ran it, I can almost guarantee it cleaned out a lot of old superseded Windows Updates, and temp files and useless logs. All the type of stuff that builds up over time. Don't expect to see that every time. And, no, it did not eat any of your files and data.

    This is the only setting you should probably take manual control of. Handle your Downloads folder yourself.

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    Gotcha. Thank you very much
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