Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Oct 19, 2008
    Posts
    9
    Where do files go?
    Hi bought a new macbook recently and am getting on ok, but have a couple of silly question

    When i download a file ( i use Speeddownload ) where do the files go?
    Also when i unrar a file it defaults to file directory, but how do i find this?
    Lastly once i have added a folder to itunes can i then delete the original file. In windows I used to have to consolidate library before deleting stuff.

    Hope I have made myself clear , and thanks in advance from the forum

    p.s the macbook is great

    Cheers Marin

  2. #2

    Lifeisabeach's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 30, 2007
    Location
    The Republic of Neptune
    Posts
    7,740
    They go wherever the preference setting in each app is set to send them to.

    As for adding a folder to iTunes... you can delete the original file as long as you have the preference enabled to copy files to the iTunes Music Library.

    Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
    ------
    Links: Onyx | EasyFind | Apple Hardware Test | How to test your hard drive | The Safe Mac Adware Removal Guide | Uninstall MacKeeper
    ------
    Lifeisabeach - Mac-Forums Member of the Month June 2009, Feb 2012, and March 2013.

  3. #3

    Jaygray's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 04, 2008
    Posts
    1,115
    Specs:
    Unibody MacBook Pro 2.26, 4gb RAM, 500gb HD
    Spotlight often works great for finding files on your HD. Command-Space to activate. Type in at least a part of the name of what you are looking for.

  4. #4

    CrimsonRequiem's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 24, 2008
    Posts
    6,004
    Specs:
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    Quote Originally Posted by mpj1969 View Post
    Hi bought a new macbook recently and am getting on ok, but have a couple of silly question

    When i download a file ( i use Speeddownload ) where do the files go?
    Also when i unrar a file it defaults to file directory, but how do i find this?
    Lastly once i have added a folder to itunes can i then delete the original file. In windows I used to have to consolidate library before deleting stuff.

    Hope I have made myself clear , and thanks in advance from the forum

    p.s the macbook is great

    Cheers Marin
    I use that program to download stuff too. I find the files in the download stack in the dock.

    When I unrar stuff it's usually in the same place where the file is found.

  5. #5


    Member Since
    Oct 19, 2008
    Posts
    9
    thanks and....
    Thanks for all your replies
    Crimson, mine do not go into stack? How would i set this up?

  6. #6

    CrimsonRequiem's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 24, 2008
    Posts
    6,004
    Specs:
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    Quote Originally Posted by mpj1969 View Post
    Thanks for all your replies
    Crimson, mine do not go into stack? How would i set this up?
    Under Preferences, and then My Downloads.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Adding subs to video files problem (huge converted files)
    By charadras in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-17-2014, 04:51 PM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-09-2013, 01:16 PM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-22-2011, 02:17 AM
  4. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-19-2011, 08:54 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •