Microsoft highlights Storage Sense features with latest Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring release

Kareem Anderson

The Windows 10 Insider releases are coming fast and furious as Windows engineers prepare the operating system for public release later this fall.

Today, September 11, 2018, the Windows team released preview build 17758 to the Fast Ring and while most of the recent releases have followed a similar bug fixing release, today’s preview announcement also highlights some new Storage Sense features that have probably gone unnoticed by some testers.

According to the Windows Blog post of preview 17758‘s Storage Sense highlight leverages work first found in 17720’s release.

Starting with Windows 10, Storage Sense has embarked on a path to keep your storage optimized. We’re making continuous improvements in every feature update. From Build 17720 and later, we’re adding a new capability and making a few changes to Storage Sense’s behavior. Storage Sense now has the capability to automatically free up disk space by making older, unused, locally available files be available online-only.

While new tweaks to Storage management are appreciated, I’m sure many Insiders would agree that automatically deleting the .OldWindows backups would make Storage Senses’ automation, truly magical.

Check out our other posts for other details of today’s Windows Insider releases.