- Jul 6, 2010
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I never store any files in C drive. Cannot trust Windows updates which start automatically and then no option to stop or delay. Just wait until it does whatever the update intended to.Software developers are never to be trusted. They proved that with the very first version of Windows ever written.
Keep the stuff you want in your own folders. We went so far in the old days to partition our disks keeping ALL our files in a separate partition.
No longer a good idea with Windows as the OS.
That mistrust still lingers with all of us for very good reason.
Even if stuff was deleted though it would be immaterial. Make sure you have Office 365 if you're a Windows user and you can put all your documents and photos in OneDrive. Locally stored films and TV shows should never be on C Drive. Music should be cloud-based. Games can be redownloaded if need be and your saves should be safe in the cloud. When I ping the cloud server i faced ICMP error messages. Faced Destination error messages both host unreachable and net unreachable with the connection. Links to both solutions https://www.corenetworkz.com/2009/05/destination-host-unreachable-reason-and.html and here. https://www.corenetworkz.com/2009/05/destination-net-unreachable-icmp-error.html Software developers are just plain and simply careless about small details. I don't use any designated folders created by the OS for anything not even the DL folder. If it is important enough to DL and keep it goes into my own folders very soon after being downloaded. It is called survival.
You've always been able to stop it with local group policy.I never store any files in C drive. Cannot trust Windows updates which start automatically and then no option to stop or delay. Just wait until it does whatever the update intended to.
Exactly why I have 3 other hard drives to keep all my personal data - the windows boot drive is specifically ONLY for windows storage, updates and commonly used software, that's it.Check the windows old folder as suggested.
NEVER keep stuff in the OS-specific movies or pictures folders. ALWAYS place them in your own folders.