Disk Cleanup - downloads folder

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  1. Posts : 187
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #1

    Disk Cleanup - downloads folder


    Just noticed that 1809 disk cleanup now has downloads in the list - could cause problems if you're not paying attention. I'm used to blindly ticking all boxes...

    Disk Cleanup - downloads folder-cleanup.png
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  2. Posts : 1,097
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.437)
       #2

    Yeah, there's another thread (downloads folder windows 10 1809) commenting on this subject in the last two or three days. It touches on the use of Disk Cleanup with different file sizes space made available.
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  3. Posts : 5,174
    Windows 11 Home
       #3

    You are supposed to use Storage Sense since 1809, not Disk Cleanup.

    Free Up Disk Space Now with Storage Sense in Windows 10 | Tutorials

    If you want to use Disk Cleanup, you can run it with all items pre-checked, except Downloads for example.

    Code:
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Active Setup Temp Folders" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\BranchCache" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Content Indexer Cleaner" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\D3D Shader Cache" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Delivery Optimization Files" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Device Driver Packages" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Diagnostic Data Viewer database files" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\DownloadsFolder" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Downloaded Program Files" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\GameNewsFiles" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\GameStatisticsFiles" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\GameUpdateFiles" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Internet Cache Files" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Offline Pages Files" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Old ChkDsk Files" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Previous Installations" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Recycle Bin" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\RetailDemo Offline Content" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Service Pack Cleanup" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Setup Log Files" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\System error memory dump files" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\System error minidump files" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Temporary Files" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Temporary Setup Files" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Temporary Sync Files" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Thumbnail Cache" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Update Cleanup" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Upgrade Discarded Files" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\User file versions" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Windows Defender" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Windows Error Reporting Files" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Windows ESD installation files" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    • reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Windows Upgrade Log Files" /v "StateFlags6553" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    • cleanmgr /sageset:65535 & cleanmgr /sagerun:65535
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  4. Posts : 1,097
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.437)
       #4

    I'm not trying to be difficult here, but if it's not supposed to be used with 1809, why is it still available in 1809?
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  5. Posts : 5,174
    Windows 11 Home
       #5

    Disk Cleanup isnít gone just yet. Microsoft says it will keep the utility around for compatibility reasons. In other words, Windows users are so accustomed to this tool that Microsoft canít get rid of it overnight.
    https://www.howtogeek.com/365762/dis...ss-it-already/
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  6. Posts : 13,933
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #6

    Storage Sense is no better. It also has Downloads listed, same as Disk Cleanup.
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  7. Posts : 430
    Windows 10 Pro
       #7

    I don't like the idea of Storage Sense automatically deleting items, I prefer performing the clean up manually.
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  8. Posts : 13,933
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #8

    It's all selectable, just as Disk Cleanup was.
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  9. Posts : 7,257
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #9

    Any downloads I want to permanently keep, I copy to another download folder in my documents.
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  10. Posts : 5,174
    Windows 11 Home
       #10

    I am lucky, that Downloads folder was unchecked by default. I use it for important files, that I change daily, since it is the only folder, which can be setup as a startup folder in Windows Explorer. I download to desktop.
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