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        Da Boss

        Windows 98 introduced the disk cleanup routine – where Windows would reach into your machine and clean out temporary files, downloads, and clear out y
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        I’ve seen some sorry excuses for disk management in my day, but Win10’s Storage Sense beats them all.

        This is a replacement for the “Disk Cleanup” tool???
        Default locations doesn’t allow folder selection???
        Also doesn’t allow multiple folder selection???
        What about the default “Downloads” folder location???
        Dumps files into the root directory???

        Is this intended for smart phones, desktop deployments, or children? It can’t seriously be targeted at IT professionals.

        Besides the fugly UI, can someone explain to me how this is functionally and logically better than Win 7 libraries? For example, I ran low on SSD disk space in my “Videos” library and had to span it across two folder locations on separate SSDs. Is this possible with “Storage Sense”?

        – Carl –

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        rc primak

        I find the new interface, especially the more explanatory notes below each cleanup option, to be an improvement over the recent single-button, Windows 95 era interface we’ve been using forever. Change isn’t always easy, but sometimes it’s for the better. Just don’t make the mistake of checking off your Downloads Folder. BTW, in my v.1809 (Pro) the old style Disk Cleanup is still there. But so are most of the Storage Sense options. Kind of like the Snipping Tool morphing into a Store App with more capabilities, but a changed interface.

        I don’t relocate or span default folders, so I don’t know how Storage Sense stacks up against the previous methods. But I’d bet if you dig deeply enough, the old options are still in there somewhere. At least in Win 10 1809 Pro.

        -- rc primak

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