How to auto delete Files in Downloads folder in Windows 10

With time our downloads folder fills up and it becomes slow. Many a times we generally download a file and then move it to another location. It becomes a task to find loads of files insiide download folder and thus we have to delete the files to make it empty from time to time.



Microsoft has added it as a feature inĀ  storage sense. Storage sense auto deletes files in Downloads folder after 30 days if you have opted for it. Lets see how to opt for auto deletion of files in Downloads folder after 30 days.

How to auto delete Files in Downloads folder after 30 days

Step 1 – Open settings by clicking on windows start button in the taskbar and then clicking on Gear icon.

 

 

Step 2 – Now, click on system.

 

System Windows 10

 

Step 3 – Now, click on storage from the left menu.

Step 4 – After that, click on Change how we free up space from the right.

 

Change How Free Space Windows 10

 

 

 

Step 5 – Now, Check the the option saying Delete files in the downloads folder that haven’t changed in 30 days.

 

Delete Files Downloads Folder Auto 30 Days Windows 10

 

That is it. Now, Windows 10 will automatically delete untouched files since last 30 days from the Downloads folder.

Note, that, Delete temp files and recycle bin files options are already checked here.

Note: – To undo this, just get to Settings -> System -> Storage -> Change how we free up space and uncheck the option.



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