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Tip: Be Extra Careful Using Disk Cleanup with Windows 10 1809

Tip: Be Extra Careful Using Disk Cleanup with Windows 10 1809

A few Redditors have gone off on rants already about this new “feature” of Windows 10 1809.

Microsoft has now included the Downloads folder as an option in the Disk Cleanup facility of Windows 10 1809.

For most, the Downloads folder is just a temporary location where files reside until moved to cloud storage. But, to find out, for some its apparently a permanent storage location and Microsoft “sucks” for including it. Classic Reddit. Windows functionality can sometimes make people lazy.

So, before performing a disk cleanup procedure, make sure to verify that the locations you select won’t wipe out anything you want to hold on to – which is essentially what’s always prescribed. This new option defaults to ‘unchecked’ by the way.

 


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