SOLVED Downloads folder wiped

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it seems some kind of unknown entity wiped clean my downloads folder's contents. it happened 2 times already. the first time, i had to painstakingly replace the programs i saved put back in the folder, that was 3 weeks ago. and now, just tonight, after waking pc from sleep, the folder was once again wiped clean...nothing in recycle bin either. so i ran recuva and was able to restore the deleted pgms. -now i cant trust what i put in the download folder, so i copied each program saved there onto my external drive just in case.

why? what? how? could the contents be deleted? i dont have a clue here. the only clue could be something to do with my disk cleaner, wisecare365...other than that its really a mystery.

the folder's contents in real time
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Is it possible that the automatic feature has been enabled?

Settings - System. Scroll down on the left to storage and open it. Make sure the "Storage Sense" is OFF
 
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its odd..storage sense is off. even the section where it might delete download folder content is also disabled. i need to resolve this...ive already copied some stuff saved from download folder which obviously doesnt do much good. i copy and paste the items in the folder, and in several hours, poof, gone. this is first time happened!
 
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I'd create a new downloads folder elsewhere and put your files in that until you can rectify the issue. I did that after people reporting their library folders being removed during the 1809 upgrade. I even create a link to it in the real downloads folder.
 
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Hullo there bigfeet. Yep, i was able to find out about that. Since i cant rely on the actual downloads folder to keep anything i save into it, i created temp folder on desktop..im certain that would do the trick. For now i will observe that desktop folder for a bit to see if the contents are still intact...and then i will mark this as solved.
Cheers
 
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wheres the edit function...i wanted to add to post there to say the contents of downloads folder on desktop is still intact!. so for now, resolved. i wanna thank for the help to this issue because when i was on another win10 support forum, i had zero replies, despite having 250 views LMAOoooo
 
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