Microsoft will soon be deprecating the old-standby Disk Cleanup utility that many Windows users have used for a decade or so to remove unnecessary files taking up too much disk space. Microsoft has not left users out to dry, but instead added this capability into the new Windows 10 Settings interface – if you know where to look.
The feature to clean-up unneeded files is located in Settings – System – Storage. Once there, you still need to look hard for the option because its not a clear stand-out.
The feature is called Free Up Space Now.
Tapping on this option will take you to another screen where Windows will sift through the files and give you a report of files that can be deleted and let you choose which to keep and which to remove. It works just like the old Disk Cleanup utility, but actually does the job much faster.
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