Checking Size of Downloads-Folder

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Whenever you download something with IE, by default the files get stored in your personal download folder. Often, over time a lot of garbage can accumulate. This line tells you just how much data you store in this folder:

$folder = "$env:userprofile\Downloads"
Get-ChildItem -Path $folder -Recurse -Force -ea 0 |
  Measure-Object -Property Length -Sum |
  ForEach-Object {
    $sum = $_.Sum / 1MB
    "Your Downloads folder wastes {0:#,##0.0} MB storage" -f $sum

} 

You may be surprised just how much stuff has been collected there.

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Posted Jun 05 2012, 06:00 AM by ps1
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