A few days back, Windows 9 build 9834 found its way to the web and since then, we have gotten detailed views of new features like the Start menu and virtual desktops. One item that seemed to slip under the radar is Storage Sense but that feature appears to be coming too.
This feature, which was first made available in Windows Phone 8.1, allows you to easily manage your internal and external (microSD) storage. The feature makes it simple to understand what is filling up your space such as apps, games, videos etc. Simply put, it's a total storage management solution in one app and it looks like it is coming to Windows 9 too.
The feature was spotted in the leaked screenshots from a partner build that was handed out to some folks in Germany. As you can see in the screenshot above, Storage Sense is in the list of options. Windows 8.1 already has Disk Space but we expect Storage Sense to replace this feature and offer up a more robust solution.
Considering that Windows is much more flexible with storage (multiple hard drives, USB drives, SD cards, OneDrive and more), this feature very well may be the best Windows solution yet for managing storage across multiple devices.
While the partner builds that have been released do lack some features, namely Cortana and the new IE12 interface, they do contain the new Start menu and windowed Modern apps. While we wait for Microsoft to formally announce Windows 9 (possibly later this month), this is as good as it gets, for now.