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Windows 7: Other Download Data

22 Oct 2013   #1
Nirhahs

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Other Download Data

is there any other data will suddenly exist in any folder inside the windows such as system32 or c:\windows if i download a files (music, .rar file, programs) trough downloader (IDM, firefox, chrome)? i just want to make sure an unwanted data will not eat my disk space. I've just got google that if we download any files, unwanted data will grow and grow inside the system32 or windows folder.


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22 Oct 2013   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

By default, downloads always go to the C:\Users\<user name>\Downloads unless you have changed it. Nothing is downloaded to \system32 unless you have told it do so.

Regards,
Golden
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22 Oct 2013   #3
Nirhahs

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
By default, downloads always go to the C:\Users\<user name>\Downloads unless you have changed it. Nothing is downloaded to \system32 unless you have told it do so.

Regards,
Golden
so, it is only download to a specific folder?
but i've read that a small unwanted file will downloaded into system32 or c:\windows
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22 Oct 2013   #4
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

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but i've read that a small unwanted file will downloaded into system32 or c:\windows
No idea where that idea came from. It certainly isn't true. With UAC enabled (default condition) a browser couldn't write to the windows folder or any of it's subfolders if it wanted to.
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23 Oct 2013   #5
Nirhahs

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
Quote:
but i've read that a small unwanted file will downloaded into system32 or c:\windows
No idea where that idea came from. It certainly isn't true. With UAC enabled (default condition) a browser couldn't write to the windows folder or any of it's subfolders if it wanted to.
how about with internet download manager? sometimes i download big file, .rar about 900MB. and my disk space lose about 1.1GB. that's why i tought if there is another data also downloaded. confused
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