Windows 10 update (1809) adds Downloads folder to Disk Cleanup. Update Pulled for file deletion

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  1. DRTigerlilly

    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    Even though build 1809 has been pulled for deleting/erasing users files during the upgrade process, Users who have already installed the update should also note that the Downloads folder has been added to the Disk Cleanup Utility a̶n̶d̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶s̶e̶l̶e̶c̶t̶e̶d̶ ̶b̶y̶ ̶d̶e̶f̶a̶u̶l̶t̶,̶ which w̶o̶u̶l̶d̶ can cause data loss if you are not careful when using the utility.

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    Last edited: Oct 25, 2018
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  2. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Holy ****, is that truly on by default?!!! :eek: What is wrong with these people!

    Also: thanks for the heads up.
     
  3. jhoff80

    jhoff80 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    It's not on by default. But I personally just was in the habit of checking all the boxes and had the same issue. I personally include my Downloads folder in my OneDrive-synced stuff, so I was able to recover, but still I hate that it's even there.
     
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  4. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Either my update didn't do that to the diskclean up or the following update corrected the problem.
     
  5. DRTigerlilly

    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    so the Download folder is not there at all?
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    It's not checked. And my download folder was never emptied.
     
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    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    i'd updated the original post as per @jhoff88's observation, it's not checked by default, but the potential for loss exists if you're not careful.
     
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