Disk Clean-Up shows non-existant data in Downloads Folder

  1. Posts : 44
    Windows 10 x64

    Disk Clean-Up shows non-existant data in Downloads Folder

    Since the last major update in October, Disk Clean-up always shows about 2.4MB of data in the C:\Users\___\Downloads folder.

    I dont use this folder but even so, I check with "view>hidden items" on to make sure it is empty but disk clean-up always shows about 2.4MB. Then after running clean-up to empty it, I still have around 1MB when I fire up disk clean-up straight afterwards.

    I have checked the public and default user folders too, all empty. Any ideas?

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  2. eLPuSHeR's Avatar
    Posts : 2,448
    Windows 10 Home x64

    It's probably a bug. I don't even know why downloads folder was included there. I don't even know why the interface is so crappy (you cannot preview what is going to be deleted). (By crappy interface I am referring to "Free space now" feature under modern config, not the cleanmgr.exe thing).
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  3. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 18,710
    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Yes, it seems to be a bug. The same type of bug has affected the Temporary Internet files count for as long as I can remember. I just ignore it, the 'files' don't actually exist or take up space.
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  4. LEOPEVA64's Avatar
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    WINDOWS 10 Pro x64 build 19042.685
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  5. Posts : 44
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the info guys.
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