Delete downloads

Jan 13, 2020 7:36AM PST

How can I delete unwanted or sensitive documents from my download file located in the Dock on my MacBook?


Old Granny Lola

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Open up the downloads folder
Jan 14, 2020 6:47AM PST

and drag what you don't need into the trash.
Empty the trash.

If, when clicking the downloads folder in the dock, the folder opens like a fan, try a right click and choose open "Downloads"


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Open Downloads
Jan 15, 2020 9:57AM PST

Hey... worked like a charm with the right click and I was able to trash more than one... Do you trash your downloads? I was uncomfortable with a couple that had personal info.


Old Granny Lola

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Once I have downloaded something,
Jan 16, 2020 4:53AM PST

and used it, I generally delete it.
If I find I need it again, I'll just download it again


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