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    Delete multiple files from download folder
    I really need to clean up my download folder. Is there a way to tag multiple files and delete them all at the same time?

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    Hold the shift key while you click on the files you want to delete. Then right click (option-click if you don't have right click turned on) and select "move to trash". Then just empty the trash whenever you're ready.

    You can also just click and drag a box over the files (like how you do on the desktop) if you want to select a continuous amount or all of them. Then just right click and select "move to trash" or just drag them to the trash yourself.

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    Thanks...I thought I tried that but I might have used the wrong key had the wrong key...

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    Sorry, that's Control-click not Option-click.
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    You also might have a delete button in the toolbar of your Finder window. If not, it's possible to make it appear. Just right click on the tool bar area and select Customize Toolbar... Then you can drag any of the items that are shown in the pop up to the tool bar.

    As far as selecting multiple items, the method(s) you can use are affected by which View style you have selected. I think dragging the rectangle only works in Icon View.

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    It works in list and column view too. You just can't see the box.

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