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    Downloads Folder Issue

    Lately I have been having an issue with downloads. Whenever I clear something out of my download folder it reappears within a few hours. No matter what program I use to delete the files (native Recycle Bin, ccleaner, spybot's secure shredder) they always come back. Does anyone know why this might be happening and how I can fix it?
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    Connor,

    Welcome to the Lounge as a new poster!

    Are you using any kind of Download Manager that might be re-downloading the files?
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    I am not. There have been no major changes to my pc in months. I'm not positive when this started but I am at my wit's end trying to fix it.

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    You might attempt to relocate the download folder to another area, or assign another folder to place your downloads into.
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    Another possibility is any synchronization software that you may have installed, or that may have been on an external drive that one might use for backup, or one of the online folder synchronization folders that includes the download folder. It's not magic, there's a culprit somewhere, even if it's trying to prevent data loss.

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    You might want to try a clean boot on the off chance a startup program or service is causing the issue.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

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