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    Always the latest Insider build.
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    Downloads Folder wiped with new build 18362.1


    I'm in the FAST ring and completed a update not a clean install and my "downloads folder" was wiped clean.

    Download and upgrade install went quickly with no problems. Seems faster this time.
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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    Did you do a disk clean up after the upgrade? We've all had to be careful not to wipe our Downloads folder since it was added to Disk Clean up in 1809.
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  3. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Yep, that and if you have compress your OS drive ticked in C Properties, it will also show up in Disk Cleanup.

    Never, Ever, Ever, compress your OS drive, or any other drive.

    I just use a Live run of Zorin OS 12 to wipe out the windows.old folder, so much faster.

    Then gain back the 450 MB Recovery with Partition Wizard, or your favorite method.
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  4. Posts : 100
    Always the latest Insider build.
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    Downloads Folder deleted


    Yes, like a dummy I used the Disk Cleanup Tool and deleted the download folder.
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  5. Bree's Avatar
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    jm44jg39 said: View Post
    Yes, like a dummy I used the Disk Cleanup Tool and deleted the download folder.
    Recuva. (other recovery software is available)
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    jm44jg39 said: View Post
    Yes, like a dummy I used the Disk Cleanup Tool and deleted the download folder.
    To me that is Microsoft's mistake. NO User folders should be listed in Disk Cleanup!!!!
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  7. AddRAM's Avatar
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    I totally agree, when I saw them listed I was like WTH, who came up with that brilliant idea does MS just throw darts or spin a wheel
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  8. ThrashZone's Avatar
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    Hi,
    Download to somewhere else.
    Standalone stuff like hwinfo/ coretemp/... I would usually download it to videos seeing I don't have any videos but documents... will work too it's just a personal folder.

    Downloads really isn't a personal folder it's just a favorite and is isolated from the user folder or account in a weird way security wise so really it's a temp holding place until the object is scanned/ installed...
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  9. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
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    See if you can pull your Downloads from a backup.
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  10. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 1809 17763.437
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    I submitted a feedback for this. There are probably others but nothing popped up:
    Upvote: Remove downloads folder from Disk Cleanup
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