After I restart everything is gone in my Downloads folder...

Pyrhonen

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Original poster
Dec 20, 2011
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Why is that? :confused: Where do all files go to? Is there an option to stop this? :mad:

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I found out what it is, sorry guys. :D
 

Pyrhonen

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Original poster
Dec 20, 2011
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is it just the downloads LIST (in safari) that clears?..
No, I'm talking about Downloads folder in Finder.

Can you tell us what it was?
Ccleaner! I had checked "User Downloads" under System, which deletes everything you save or download in that folder. So, I just unchecked it. I run Ccleaner religiously before I either shut down or restart, that's why everything was gone the next time.
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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I run Ccleaner religiously before I either shut down or restart, that's why everything was gone the next time.
You don't need "cleaner" or "maintenance" apps to keep your Mac running well, and some of these apps can do more harm than good. Most only remove files/folders or unused languages or architectures, which does nothing more than free up some drive space, with the risk of deleting something important in the process.

These apps will not make your Mac run faster or more efficiently, since having stuff stored on a drive does not impact performance, unless you're running out of drive space. In fact, deleting some caches can hurt performance, rather than help it, since more system resources are used and performance suffers while each cache is being rebuilt.

Many of these tasks should only be done selectively to troubleshoot specific problems, not en masse as routine maintenance.

Mac OS X does a good job of taking care of itself, without the need for 3rd party software. Among other things, it has its own maintenance scripts that run silently in the background on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, without user intervention.

Five Mac maintenance myths