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Windows 7: Still have lots of downloaded stuff in "other library"?


08 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
Still have lots of downloaded stuff in "other library"?

Hi everyone, i was posting to another thread in which i was uploading a snip of my desktop that i saved to the downloads folder, and when i clicked on the "Attach Files" tab to browse to the snip there appeared to be lots of stuff in the download folder i had deleted ages ago. I think there are two identical library's in Win 7, but for the life of me i cannot find the other folder. I want to see if the stuff is really there, and if so i wish to delete it. I took another snip so you all can see the stuff in the download folder, which i thought was deleted. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
PS: why most of the "stuff' in this folder says it was modified in the last day or so is beyond me!!



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08 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

I always delete all the public libraries when I do an install.

Did you delete the stuff again ?
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08 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Try this, remove one of the downloads you no longer want. Make a note of the removed download. Empty the Recycle Bin. Reboot and use Windows Explorer Search and see if you can fine it. I have never had the problem you posted but if I did that is the way I would do it.
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08 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Ok, but if i delete it and i cant find it after reboot, how will i know were it was? Also, i thought i had a public library, but can't find it. In my screen shot it is listed under my name > library. I tried to find one of the older items in there by copying the file name and pasting it in the search box, but it said nothing found. So i deleted one, then two items, but they did not show up in the recycle bin. This is WEIRD!!!!
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08 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

When you expand your libraries in my computer, as I`ve done here does it look like this ?

Also, download something and check the path to see where it`s going.

I always save to the desktop so I know right where it`s going.

You should still have a public folder in users in C:


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08 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

My though is if you delete it and then can't find it, it's gone and that is what you wanted.
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08 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Yes, close, the only difference i saw was the work groups were different. And while i was there i opened each user group and looked at all the downloads folders - they were all empty
(see pic) I guess that means there really is no downloads still left sitting anywere, which was the reason for the post. Don't know why old downloads show up when i open the window on the forum site to browse for files to upload. (which i keep in downloads, and how this whole mess started)

So I appreciate everyones help, it's not a big deal, we can end this thread,


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08 Oct 2012   #8

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

No, i can delete them, they just don't go to the recycle bin like you wanted me to try LBB.
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08 Oct 2012   #9

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Some times when deleting things they don't go to the Recycle Bin. Is you Recycle Bin full?
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08 Oct 2012   #10

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Nope, tis empty. I don't keep any junk on my PC, thats why those downloads bother me!!! Even when i download something i clear the dowload dialog box right away, lol. Maybe you could study my first pic LBB, see if you can see a file path that might help us out. PS: This is getting ridiculous
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