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Hello,

I wondered if anyone could help me figure out how to delete the contents of the downloads folder? I know I can drag individual items, but I have already spent an hour doing this and it still isn't empty. I can't seem to figure out how else to delete the whole folder?

I need to schedule repairs on the MacBook and I'm a bit paranoid about security and all my personal details/info being available. I don't suppose there is much I can do about all my general documents being available, or is there?

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for your downloads folder . cmd - a will select all then cmd delete will delete all selected then empty your trash

do not do this on the root of the drive!!!!!

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Hey,

Thanks for your reply. I'm not quite sure what you mean though (sorry for not being very clued up). Do I click on the actual folder and then press cmd and delete? Thanks.
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what you do is go into the downloads folder. then hit cmd-a this should select all files in the folder and cmd delete will move them all to the trash.

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For those more comfortable with the GUI rather than remembering a bunch of keyboard shortcuts, open the folder in Finder, then on the menu bar - basically the same as in Windows - go to 'Edit' - 'Select All' and then 'File' - 'Move to trash'

Also the same as in Windows - you can select one item, scroll down to the last item you want to select, press the shift key and select the last item - it will highlight all items between the two.


And anything you move to the trash by accident - open up the Trash Can - right click the item and select 'Put Back'.

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I need to schedule repairs on the MacBook and I'm a bit paranoid about security and all my personal details/info being available.
Why? If they violated the privacy of even one customer, they'd get so much bad PR, and you would have heard about it.
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