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This modification on Windows 10 stops you inadvertently from erasing files


Windows 10 will stop auto-deleting files from the Downloads folder if it’s synced to the cloud.

Microsoft’s latest preview of Windows 10 contains a minor modification to improve the habits of the Storage Sense disk clean-up feature in Settings.

Microsoft has released the second sneak peek of Windows 10 to the Quick Ring given that rolling out Windows 10 2004 to the general public recently.

” Based upon feedback, if your Downloads folder is synced to a cloud provider, we are disabling the alternative to have Storage Sense automatically clear out your Downloads folder on a cycle,” Microsoft said in release notes for Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19640 for the Quick ring.

It’s the current improvement to the behavior of the Disk Cleanup utility and its brother or sister, Storage Sense, which is developed into Windows 10 Settings and automatically maximizes disk space by targeting locally saved, unused files.

In Windows 10 variation 1809, Microsoft provided users a new choice of checking a box for Disk Clean-up to clear disk space from the Downloads folder. Downloads was among several places to erase files from together with the Recycle Bin and Temporary files.

But some users who didn’t understand about the addition of Downloads to Disk Clean-up were inspecting all packages without recognizing Downloads was there, accidentally deleting files they really wished to keep.

In 2015, in previews for Windows 10 20H1, aka Windows 10 2004, Microsoft removed the Downloads folder from Disk Cleanup choices, as Ghacks reported at the time.

The latest modification for Storage Sense, as Microsoft notes, is different in that there will not be an alternative to instantly clean out the Downloads folder if that folder is currently synced to a cloud company.

Microsoft doesn’t use a description beyond “user feedback”. But, as Bleeping Computer system keeps in mind, the procedure is likely to prevent cloud servers that are synced to the Downloads folder from deleting the synced files.

Microsoft has also upgraded its login reasoning to deal with mistakenly keyed areas. “If your PC is established so you need to enter your username when visiting, accidentally beginning your username with a space will no longer lead to a mistake,” Microsoft stated.

It’s likewise examining 4 known concerns:

A concern where some gadgets booting from eMMC storage bugchecked when resuming from hibernate.
Reports of the update process hanging for extended periods when attempting to set up a brand-new build.
A problem where in Settings > Personal Privacy, the Files and Downloads areas reveal a damaged icon beside their page name.

Reports that taskbar sneak peek thumbnails aren’t rendering regularly, instead revealing a blank area.

Drew Simms
Drew has been a retail jockey, founded a professional photography business and a news blog covering the Apple ecosystem. He has served as News Editor and Managing Editor at The Next Web and is now Editor-In-Chief at Drew Reports News. He has made a name for himself in the tech media world as a writer and editor, relentlessly covering Apple and Twitter, in addition to a broad range of startups in the fields of robotics, computer vision, AI, fashion, VR, AR and more. Owns shares in ETFs. Contact Drew at drew@drewreportsnews.com

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