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
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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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17 Dec 2017

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

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