Windows 10: Prevent Windows 10 from emptying %temp%

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  1.    15 Dec 2017 #21

    looks identical to what you posted
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       15 Dec 2017 #22

    Make sure the files that you want to retain are not checked within the menu.
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  3.    15 Dec 2017 #23

    yep... if you scroll down to TEMP folder it is uncheckedClick image for larger version. 

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       15 Dec 2017 #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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       15 Dec 2017 #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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       15 Dec 2017 #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.    15 Dec 2017 #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.    15 Dec 2017 #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)
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  9.    16 Dec 2017 #29

    This seems to be a tempest in a teapot.
    Why not just take no action at all?
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       16 Dec 2017 #30

    margrave55 said: View Post
    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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