Windows 10 storage settings

Microsoft has already started working on the next feature update for Windows 10 codenamed “20H2”, which may not come with any significant improvements as Microsoft is planning to make 20H2 another service pack-style minor update.

While Windows 10 20H2 (fall 2020 update) won’t be as feature-filled as 20H1, it will still introduce minor improvements as the tech giant plans to focus on refinement and bug fixes at least once a year before rolling out major improvements.

Microsoft has recently released a new preview build for users enrolled in the Fast Ring and it comes with improvements for Storage Settings.

The preview builds include a new user cleanup recommendations in the Storage Settings to help you get rid of unused files and apps. The updated Storage Settings will include a new page called ‘Cleanup recommendation’ where you can find a list of large and unused files and their detailed storage information.

While Windows still cannot predict whether users should delete their personal files, Storage Settings will simply gather all the likely candidates based on their size and usage.

Windows 10 Storage Settings

For example, Storage Settings will include large or unused files from your desktop in the cleanup recommendations and you can remove them with a few clicks.

Microsoft is also working on another change that improves the Storage Sense cleanup feature. In a preview build, Microsoft has introduced a new change that will block Storage Sense from removing the Downloads when the folder is synced to a cloud provider as OneDrive.

“Based on feedback, if your Downloads folder is synced to a cloud provider, we are disabling the option to have Storage Sense automatically clear out your Downloads folder on a cycle,” Microsoft said.

According to Microsoft’s typical release schedule, Windows 10 20H2 update is expected to begin rolling out in October or November.

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