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random file downloads with photoshop...?

New Here ,
Mar 30, 2020 Mar 30, 2020

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Hi everyone! 

I just wanted to check to make sure this was normal. I have been using adobe programs for years, and recently have been running out of space on my laptop. So I was doing a clear out and noticed that I had a bunch of random files, jpgs, pngs etc that was not my work. I deleted the files, uninstalled and re-installed programs like photoshop, illustrator, indesign and such... and all the files came back? 

 

I just wanted to see if this is something that is regular, because I asked some of my friends and they are not having these issues. 
I'm just a bit annoyed because it clearly is taking up alot of space on my laptop, and if I don't need them then I don't want them there. 

I've attached a few screenshots of the files... but there is 100s more...

 

Screen Shot 2020-03-30 at 2.10.37 PM.pngScreen Shot 2020-03-30 at 2.10.43 PM.pngScreen Shot 2020-03-30 at 2.10.53 PM.pngScreen Shot 2020-03-30 at 2.11.15 PM.png

 

Let me know what you think... 

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New Here ,
Oct 25, 2021 Oct 25, 2021

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I have this issue too someone please help 

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Oct 25, 2021 Oct 25, 2021

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All of this belongs there (custom shapes, lens profiles etc).

 

It sounds like you really want to clean up your drive. That's a smart thing to do every once in a while! Junk does tend to build up over time.

 

I'd recommend running the Windows disk cleanup first (now called Storage Sense in the Win 10 settings). It can be surprisingly effective, especially if you try to crank up the settings a bit. But next, an almost indispensable tool for cleanups is WinDirStat, free download:

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