Storage Sense in Windows 10

What is Storage Sense?

It is a built-in feature present in Windows 10 which clears temporary  and unused files automatically when there is low disk space.

How to enable it?

  • Open Settings
  • Click System
  • Click Storage

Drag the slider to On position under Storage.

Click Change how we free up space automatically

Under Temporary files there are three options:

  • Delete temporary files that my apps aren’t using
  • Delete files that have been in the recycle bin for over 30 days
  • Delete files in the Downloads folder that haven’t changed in 30 days

Check the boxes against the above options according to your requirement.

Finally click Clean now tab.

In Windows Insider preview builds you will find another option Delete previous versions of Windows.

 

 

 

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Paint Alert in Windows 10 Insider Preview#17063

Open Paint in Windows 10 Insider Preview#17063. You will notice a blue colored product alert icon on the top. Click on it get the following message:

Earlier Microsoft said that Paint will be removed at some point but would be available from Windows Store (now Microsoft Store)

 

AltBalaji App Problem Fixed

On December 17th,2017, I documented video playback problem of AltBalaji app on my iPad Pro  in my blog. You can read it here.

I sent my feedback with screenshots to the Balaji Support Team. They responded very quickly and fixed the video playback problem by updating the app. My problematic version for iOS was 1.5.7. Now this problem has been fixed in version 1.5.8.

How To Use Timeline Feature in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17063.1000

To launch Timeline feature, click Task view icon  present in Task bar of Preview Build 17063. This will launch the Time Line bar. Now you can drag the scale to the desired date and can view what you did on that very day. There is a Search and Feedback option also.

task view

time line 3

Google Chrome Installer App removed from Microsoft Store

Microsoft has removed Google Chrome Installer App from Microsoft Store as according to them it violated Microsoft Store’s policy.

The reason for this is because the Microsoft Store requires that any browser use the EdgeHTML rendering engine, and Google’s Chrome uses its own Blink engine. Interestingly Edge is available on Android, it is available in Googles’ Play Store. Moreover,for that app, Microsoft chose to use Blink, even though it’s not a requirement on Android.

Today I tried to find Chrome and Microsoft Stores came up with the following:

chrome

Windows 10 for PCs Insider Preview build 17063

Microsoft released Windows 10 for PCs Insider Preview build 17063.

In this build Microsoft has introduced Timeline,with Timeline, you can get right back to where you left off.

Timeline introduces a new way to resume past activities you started on this PC, other devices. It enhances Task View, allowing you to switch between currently running apps and past activities.

Details here

Can’t Change One Folder Icon

Problem:

I can change all other folders but not the one that named Program.The weird thing is that can change ANY other folders icon but not this one.Tried this but…

takeown /f D:\Programs /r /d y

ERROR: Access is denied

icacls D:\Programs /grant administrators:F /T

D:\Programs: access is denied.

Successfully processedd 0 files; Failed processing 1 files

Windows 10  Version 1709

Resolution:

Boot into Safe mode to change the icon of the specific folder.