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In the upcoming Windows 10 update, Microsoft will focus strongly on local storage with Storage Sense and OneDrive cloud storage. The difference between cloud and local becomes smaller, and Storage Sense keeps your computer much better organized by automatically deleting old folders and files.

We don’t have to wait very long for the Windows 10 October 2018 Update to be launched on all machines. In a few weeks’ time, the time will come. The update will include a number of new features, but one of the most important is the further integration of OneDrive into the Windows 10 file system. At the end of last year, Microsoft already integrated OneDrive much more strongly, but is now going a step further with the necessary improvements.


The new update allows you to automatically delete local copies of OneDrive files. As long as you haven’t indicated that they should always be available offline, of course. Windows 10 now chooses which files are deleted based on the usage pattern and how long ago you consulted the file.

The operating system will do these actions mainly when there is limited disk space. As long as there is enough available, the OneDrive files will remain local for longer. Important detail: when you delete files locally, there will still be a placeholder behind it that displays your file as if it were local. As soon as you double-click on it, OneDrive downloads that file in the background in no time and opens that file. The experience should be seamless according to Microsoft.

Storage Sense

In addition to improved OneDrive integration, Storage Sense receives the necessary attention. This tool automatically deletes temporary or unwanted files such as log files and thumbnails. Do you want to keep the download folder clean? Then Storage Sense can automatically delete files older than a certain period of time.

Also, the Disk Clearing Tool is integrated into Storage Sense and automatically erases certain cache files, driver installation files, old anti-virus definitions and much more. It can now also do this task automatically on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, or when there is a risk of a shortage of disk space.

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