How often do you delete your download folder

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Goriila Texas
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16 Dec 2017

I just cleared my download folder and gained 200gb. I've always held on to them so I wouldn't have to redownload any software. It saved me today when I needed to reinstall Reason,I didn't have to go and download from PH I had the installer in my download folder. But everything is gone now just when I was down to 60gb.

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17 Dec 2017

Cloud storage. Not for other than PH stuff. That goes backed up for the record.
Plus a 4 tb 2'5 inch drive is like 150 euros these days. Plenty of space, six years ago
it was already a kind of different story.
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17 Dec 2017

I'm sorry, d-what?

I try and keep as many files as possible. This causes an extensive need for backup but like @Re8et mentioned, storage is really cheap now a days. I still remember paying $300 for a 20GB disk or the same for a 16GB memory card. I also try and clean out any files I'm absolutely sure I won't need or could easily obtain again, like movies, installs or stuff I know several others have.

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17 Dec 2017

Funny timing, I just cleared mine last night, more so to clean the clutter than make space. Gained about 32 gigs.

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17 Dec 2017

Very often, basically whenever I d/l something and use it, I then clear the folder. With today's d/l speeds it's not an issue.

However, I plan to d/l all my DAWs and plugins one day & store them along with serial numbers somewhere, just in case :D
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ilikestargazing wrote:
17 Dec 2017
I'm sorry, d-what?

I try and keep as many files as possible. This causes an extensive need for backup but like @Re8et mentioned, storage is really cheap now a days. I still remember paying $300 for a 20GB disk or the same for a 16GB memory card. I also try and clean out any files I'm absolutely sure I won't need or could easily obtain again, like movies, installs or stuff I know several others have.
I keep all samples or important files on a usb stick I just never cleared my D/L folder.

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antic604 wrote:
17 Dec 2017
Very often, basically whenever I d/l something and use it, I then clear the folder. With today's d/l speeds it's not an issue.

However, I plan to d/l all my DAWs and plugins one day & store them along with serial numbers somewhere, just in case :D
I backup to the cloud for that reason with Carbonite.com.

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Re8et wrote:
17 Dec 2017
Cloud storage. Not for other than PH stuff. That goes backed up for the record.
Plus a 4 tb 2'5 inch drive is like 150 euros these days. Plenty of space, six years ago
it was already a kind of different story.
New kids got pretty lucky these days!
Yep

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ravisoni wrote:
17 Dec 2017
Funny timing, I just cleared mine last night, more so to clean the clutter than make space. Gained about 32 gigs.
Cool I was saving up for a new computer real soon because I was running out of space for new software,now I can take my time.

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18 Dec 2017

Where is this download folder?

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18 Dec 2017

About once a month or ever other month. For me, keeping installers and other files I only needed temporarily is a waste of space. It's rare that I need to reinstall anything and if I do, downloading is quick.

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19 Dec 2017

When I got a new computer about a year and half ago, I made a conscious decision to handle downloads better. I now have every download prompt for location, and I save it to an appropriate location - bypassing the download folder completely. There's nothing in there.

I do keep all my installers, though I can see why one would be opposed to that. Personally I have them organized by company, and I have entirely separate folders for plugin installers and other program installers. I save everything on a 2TB external drive that is backed up to Google Drive automatically.
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19 Dec 2017

Well I don't download to the download folder so never. I keep all installers on a separated disk. Anything I do download gets put in the appropriate place and added to the weekly back-up on another separate disk. Have a 3 GB partition for temp files and clean regular with CCleaner.

200GB that is a lot of porn.
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20 Dec 2017

not that often. i usually try to avoid it at all costs. "ill sort the downloads folder tomorrow". if the bar turns red in file explorer then i usually make a bit more of an effort

i keep any large stuff like the reason soundbanks or any adobe stuff etc on a thumbdrive, but everything else i just make a shortcut to the website/download.zip which takes up a lot less space than the actual file and it means im always downloading the newest version.
the reason install without soundbanks isnt too big these days anyway?

something like belvedere might be useful for deleting certain files after a few months of not being used but ive never got around to trying it.
"ill try it out tomorrow"
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