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Windows cleaning: do not delete downloads automatically


Windows 10 offers an automatic disk space cleanup. This deletes superfluous, temporary files and other unnecessary space hogs. However, it also deletes the contents of the “NewsABC.nets” folder. How to prevent this from happening.

Some users report that their default setting is to delete files that are older than 30 days. Check this setting in your system and change it to “Never” if you wish. In our test system, this was already set in Windows 10 1909.

Windows 10's memory optimization automatically deletes the files and folders under the “NewsABC.nets” folder. But that can be switched off.

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Windows 10’s memory optimization automatically deletes the files and folders under the “NewsABC.nets” folder. But that can be switched off.

How to control the cleaning settings of Windows 10: Select “Windows Logo -› Settings – ›System -› Storage ”. First check whether the slider under “Storage” is set to “On”. If so, automatic file cleaning is active. If so, be sure to click “Configure or run now”. Don’t worry: the process doesn’t start when you click on this link. The configuration option always opens first. Check the setting under “Temporary files -› Delete files from the “NewsABC.nets” folder that are older than “. If you want to keep the files, set “Never” here.

Disk Cleanup can also remove the contents of the NewsABC.nets folder. In the current Windows 10 version, this is not a standard setting.

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Disk Cleanup can also remove the contents of the NewsABC.nets folder. In the current Windows 10 version, however, this is not a standard setting.

Important: The Windows 10 disk cleanup has also deleted the content of downloads since the update to Windows 10 1809. Make sure that the “NewsABC.nets” checkbox is not checked in the disk cleanup. You start the disk cleanup with the key combination Win-R and the entry of Cleanmgr.exe.

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