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Windows 7: Regular format of downloads folder

05 Jun 2014   #11
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
Files missing from the Downloads folder is not normal. Something cleaned them, not Windows.
Agreed.


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05 Jun 2014   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Do you or have you been using Advanced System Care by IObits or any other programs from IObits?
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05 Jun 2014   #13
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Perhaps we are talking about a different download folder. Since this one is most certainly controlled by Windows with a "native" Windows cleanup function. By default, it's selected. If a user selects it as a file location, the files will be deleted on a cleanup.


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05 Jun 2014   #14
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

That folder is located here:
...\Windows\Downloaded Program Files

I've never seen 100GB in that folder. (See the OP for that figure.)

I'm pretty sure that the thread is talking about the user's download folder located here:
...\Users\username\Downloads

The native disk cleanup does not touch any of the user download folder(s).

A user's download folder is used for downloads by default within IE.
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05 Jun 2014   #15
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
A user's download folder is used for downloads by default within IE.
As well as third party browsers like chrome and firefox.
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06 Jun 2014   #16
ethanchal

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Do you or have you been using Advanced System Care by IObits or any other programs from IObits?
Yes, I did use that program come to think of it before the problem started. However it's been uninstalled for many months but the problem still persists.
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06 Jun 2014   #17
ethanchal

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Perhaps we are talking about a different download folder. Since this one is most certainly controlled by Windows with a "native" Windows cleanup function. By default, it's selected. If a user selects it as a file location, the files will be deleted on a cleanup.
Yes, the "C:\Users\Ethans PC\Downloads" folder is the one which is causing all the problems. The "C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files" folder has been cleaned with the Disk Cleanup software many times but there wasn't anything of use in there.
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06 Jun 2014   #18
ethanchal

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
That folder is located here:
...\Windows\Downloaded Program Files

I've never seen 100GB in that folder. (See the OP for that figure.)

I'm pretty sure that the thread is talking about the user's download folder located here:
...\Users\username\Downloads

The native disk cleanup does not touch any of the user download folder(s).

A user's download folder is used for downloads by default within IE.
Yes correct I forgot to mention that it's the "C:\Users\Ethans PC\Downloads" not the other one.
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06 Jun 2014   #19
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Do you or have you been using Advanced System Care by IObits or any other programs from IObits?
Nice call Jack.

Search results show that there are remnants left behind when ASC is uninstalled. I'm not certain, but some reports state that there are running remnants. The really sad thing is that the IObit uninstaller is recommended as a remedy. This is a general uninstaller, not a specific ASC uninstaller as far as I can tell.

@ethanchal: rather than download another IObit program, see if Revo uninstaller (free) can clean up ASC for you.
Video Instructions: Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Uninstall Programs
Revo docs: Revo Uninstaller Pro - How To
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06 Jun 2014   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Iobit programs are very difficult to remove. They may also leave behind the ability to call home to China. Their was one member on the Seven Forum after blocking the Iobit call home on his computer they started calling him on his regular phone.

Many have had to do a Clean Install just to get rid of all the Iobit. If you just remove A.S.C. you don't know what it has done so you don't know what needs fixed.
Any internal or external drives can also have damage done by this Iobit trash.

Please note the part in orange. I have not been able to find the post I read that from to verify it is the truth on my part.
If anybody finds it please PM me so I can verify to all.
Thank you Layback Bear.
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