Windows 10’s Disk Cleanup is no longer the best tool to free up space

It’s time to embrace Storage sense on Windows 10 and let Disk Cleanup go. On Windows 10, Disk Cleanup has been a handy tool for freeing up space after upgrading to a new version and for getting rid of junk files on your hard drive. However, beginning with the October 2018 Update (version 1809), Windows 10 is deprecating the tool in favor of Storage sense, which offers a modern experience with more features. You can continue to use Disk Cleanup, but it’s probably time to stop. The reason isn’t just because the tool will no longer be maintained and future updates may break it, but also because concerns of potentially accidental deletion of personal files, and with version 1809, Windows 10 is also introducing a new option that allows you to delete everything within the Downloads folder. The option isn’t new, it was first introduced with Storage sense, but since most people have been using Disk Cleanup for years, and they’re used to checking every item in the list without giving it a Windows 10’s Disk Cleanup is no longer the best tool to free up space

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