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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

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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.


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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.
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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.
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Thanks for all your replies
Crimson, mine do not go into stack? How would i set this up?
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Crimson, mine do not go into stack? How would i set this up?
Under Preferences, and then My Downloads.
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