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Old 08-10-18, 22:06
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Default PSA: Disk Cleanup Cleans Downloads Folder in Windows 10 October 2018 Update

I saw this report on the Bleeping Computer site:

PSA: Disk Cleanup Cleans Downloads Folder in Windows 10 October 2018 Update
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If you normally use the Disk Cleanup tool in Windows 10 to remove temporary and unnecessary files, after installing the Windows 10 October 2018 Update you need to be more careful. This is because Microsoft has quietly added the "Downloads" folder as an additional location that files can be removed.
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Old 09-10-18, 00:00
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It does look as if it is unchecked as default so unless you check it then you won't get a problem. I would also suggest that most non techie users never use it and most of us that do would surely know not to check it if the folder contained stuff we want to keep?


Glad you mentioned is as I was unaware it had been added but I do always check first.
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Old 09-10-18, 09:01
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I didn't realize it pertained to the Downloads folder and tentatively checked the box which ended up taking out most of my Downloads folder.

As it happened, this is the machine which I restored back to 1803 with a Macrium image, but lesson learned and nothing lost.
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Thanks for that Madeline
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Old 21-10-18, 01:41
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You're very welcome mrmatt. It's not only on Windows 10 that Disk Cleanup can cause problems as I found out recently on our Windows 7 desktop PC. It may be over-cautious, but I suggest that people create a restore point before running Disk Cleanup. Fortunately I had done this on the desktop PC and I was very glad of it and of my System Repair disc.
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What problems did it cause in Win 7 ?
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Old 21-10-18, 21:31
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What problems did it cause in Win 7 ?
Clearly you've forgotten the thread where I mentioned it and on which you posted a few times Tom! I didn't give a link to it as I didn't want to restart
a discussion which had run its course.
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Old 21-10-18, 23:05
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I came across it shortly after my post when I saw that someone was viewing it, but didn't get around to removing my post.
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Old 21-10-18, 23:09
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No problem Tom, I can stop being confused now ~ about this at least!
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