Prevent Windows 10 from emptying %temp%

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  1. Posts : 23
    Windows 10 x64, Pro
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       #21

    looks identical to what you posted
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  2. Posts : 39,995
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #22

    Make sure the files that you want to retain are not checked within the menu.
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  3. Posts : 23
    Windows 10 x64, Pro
    Thread Starter
       #23

    yep... if you scroll down to TEMP folder it is uncheckedPrevent Windows 10 from emptying %temp%-capture.png
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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #24

    If you use Ccleaner or similar cleaning software post an image into the thread.
    For Ccleaner > click windows tab > scroll down to system and advanced > post an image into the thread
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  5. Posts : 4,176
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Latest RP
       #25

    Windows has cleaned the it's temporary files from various places,in every version of Windows I've used since the Mid 1980's as have the many various other operating systems I've used, the cleaning is performed by many processes, based on various criteria

    If you shut down every process that removes Temporary files you would create a rather expensive doorstop, as the operating system would cease to work, either because the system processes would have been stopped or because the temporary files had filled every bit of space on the system

    The temporary name should give a clue to the purpose of a temporary file. If you wish to retain files place them in any regular user folder - It's a simple way around your "Issue"
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  6. Posts : 13,959
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #26

    Look at Task Scheduler. Probably some actions being triggered out of there as well that affect Temp files and Folders.
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  7. Posts : 430
    Windows 10 Pro
       #27

    [I want to revisit a file I have downloaded previously, say a spreadsheet]
    Why on earth are you looking in %Temp% for a downloaded file.
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  8. Posts : 23
    Windows 10 x64, Pro
    Thread Starter
       #28

    - no Ccleaner
    - task scheduler: see below. No obvious culprit but thanks for the suggestion
    - I mean I open a file via firefox: when you do so it leaves a copy in %temp% (in firefox btw I have unchecked all options for it to delete cache files so that is not the source of my issues)
    Prevent Windows 10 from emptying %temp%-capture.png
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  9. Posts : 1,513
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       #29

    This seems to be a tempest in a teapot.
    Why not just take no action at all?
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  10. Posts : 4,176
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Latest RP
       #30

    margrave55 said:
    This seems to be a tempest in a teapot.
    Why not just take no action at all?
    Agreed!!
    It's always going to be a much more reliable thing to use a system as designed, than to try to retroactively redesign an operating system to suit our requirements

    As a more helpful thing, rather than "trawl through the trash" of the temporary folder to find previous Internet downloads all the browsers that I know of generate an internet history of all sites visited so this can be used to re-visit the site to retrieve the files or info needed, There is also normally a setting to control how long the history is kept and a way to remove entries that are not needed or confidential
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