d7x v18.10.11 Release – IMPORTANT d7II and d7 users take notice!
Windows 10 version 1809 (currently being released) has introduced a new “Downloads” option to Windows disk cleanup tool CleanMgr.exe (why?!) This will of course delete all files in the default downloads folder. (More on that at ghacks.net)
d7, d7II, and d7x have been built with future proofing in mind for their usage of CleanMgr.exe, and therefore all previous versions will automatically enable the “Downloads” option for deletion when running as an internal function. Since it is all automatic, running this functionality will delete all of your customer’s downloads!
d7x v18.104.22.168 has been released today in order to DISABLE the deletion of “Downloads” when using it’s CleanMgr.exe functionality. This update is pushed automatically to all release build versions of d7x.
This is yet another great reason to stop using the original d7 for those of you that still use it, and if any current subscribers have not yet updated from d7II to d7x here’s another good reason for that, too (what are you waiting for, d7x is included in your subscription!!)
Edit: for clarity, the d7x CleanMgr functionality also always skips (de-selects) the Recycle Bin, memory dumps (since they are small and so you can analyze them of course), MS Office temp files (installation/cab files which are sometimes necessary), and the file compression options.