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How to automatically delete files from the downloads folder in Windows | System Tools

Windows has a storage sensor that allows you to configure the time that temporary files are in folders. You can choose the number of days to empty the trash and select the maximum time interval for an item to be in the Downloads folder.

Once the tool is activated, the system scans the locations and deletes contents that exceed the established days limit. The ideal resource for those who do not have the habit of organizing and cleaning the directories regularly, avoiding the accumulation of improper data. Learn in the following tutorial how to configure this functionality.

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Step 1. In the Windows search bar, type the word Storage (without quotes) and, from the results that appear, select Storage – System settings;

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Type storage in the Windows search bar Photo: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho

Step 2. In the Storage Settings folder, activate the key related to the Storage Sensor;

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Activate the Windows storage sensor key Photo: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho

Step 3. Then select the option Change the way to free space automatically;

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Select the option to change how Windows automatically free up space Photo: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho

Step 4. In the Temporary files item, check the box for the item Delete temporary files that my applications do not use ". In the menu below, click to view the number of days for the system to delete files from the recycle bin;

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Check the box and choose the period of days Photo: Reproduction / Taysa Coelho

Step 5. Select the period of time and, below, repeat the process to select after which period of time Windows will delete items that are in the downloads folder;

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Select after how long items should be deleted from the Windows downloads folder Photo: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho

Step 6. If you want to use the configuration options and clear the temporary files that are in the folders for a period longer than the one specified, click the Clear Now button, located at the bottom of the page.

To free up space immediately on Windows, click on "Clean Now" Photo: Reproduo / Taysa CoelhoTo free up space immediately on Windows, click on "Clean Now" Photo: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho

To free up space immediately on Windows, click on "Clean Now" Photo: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho