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timinak 12-24-2011 04:41 PM

Cleaning out Downloads
 
FYI : Mac Mini 2011 - osx 10.7
This is a HMB4IHM question.
I've accumulated a lot of files in my Downloads folder.
Is it okay to delete files from that folder?
Are there some that can be and some that shouldn't?
Thanks
Tim
(legend : HMB4IHM = Help me before I hurt myself)

Jaygray 12-24-2011 05:24 PM

You can delete anything you want from the Downloads folder--as long as you don't need it again.

timinak 12-24-2011 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jaygray (Post 1344634)
You can delete anything you want from the Downloads folder--as long as you don't need it again.

Thank you.

harryb2448 12-24-2011 07:21 PM

Yes use Select All and Delete.

Once upon a time used to burn downloads to DVD to save, but the speed upgrades are released not worth it today. And of course then was using a 56kbps dial up!

timinak 12-24-2011 08:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by harryb2448 (Post 1344683)
Yes use Select All and Delete.

Once upon a time used to burn downloads to DVD to save, but the speed upgrades are released not worth it today. And of course then was using a 56kbps dial up!

;D Weren't those the days! Thanks.

harryb2448 12-25-2011 12:16 AM

Yep that's why the story started 'once upon a time' lol!

JimboMac 12-25-2011 01:00 AM

I move the contents of my Downloads folder to my external hard drive.

microsnook 12-25-2011 02:38 AM

You can also set it to delete after downloads complete.

Mine downloads to desktop, and then clears out after...

timinak 12-25-2011 01:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by microsnook (Post 1344764)
You can also set it to delete after downloads complete.

Mine downloads to desktop, and then clears out after...

Aah! Where are the settings to do that?
thanks and Happy Holidays.
tj

microsnook 12-26-2011 05:32 AM

Look around in Safari or in System Preferences, I forget exactly where though

timinak 12-26-2011 03:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by microsnook (Post 1345168)
Look around in Safari or in System Preferences, I forget exactly where though

Safari->Preferences->General->'Save Download Files To' and
Safari->Preferences->General->'Remove Download List Items..'
thanks very much


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