While Microsoft has apparently fixed the worrying file deletion bug we’ve seen with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update – at least for testers at the moment, anyway – there’s another issue those who have installed the upgrade should be aware of, namely that a change made to Disk Cleanup now means that it can potentially clear out files in the Downloads folder.
The October 2018 Update changes this system utility to add the option to clean out your Downloads folder by simply checking a box, and that could be useful for some folks – if they want the folder to be given a spring clean.
However, if you’re somebody who wants to keep hold of the files they’ve downloaded for whatever reason, or uses the folder for storage in some way, then obviously this is something you need to be careful around if you’re using Disk Cleanup.
In other words, carefully examine the boxes and which ones are ticked to make sure that Downloads isn’t one of them. Of course, you should always take care when using system tools like this to double-check what they are doing anyway, although it’s easy to take things for granted, and miss little …read more