the Download folder?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by lukester, May 22, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    When you download files, programs and once they are installed, do you keep those files in your Download folder for a backup or do you delete them?

    My folder is getting full of lots of downloaded stuff, thinking about cleaning house.. thoughts?
     
  2. Mal
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    Mal

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    I delete them, unless I won't be able to redownload them, in which case I have a folder called "Installers" that I store them in. You don't need them once the program has been installed, and usually you can redownload if you ever need to reinstall.

    jW
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    user418

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    I'll leave them in the download folder for a week or two in case for some strange reason I need them again. I know I could delete and download again but since it's there already I can save myself some time if the need arose. There are never more than maybe 7-8 at one time in my case.
     
  4. macrumors 68020

    matrix07

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    I put them in a folder and when it's big enough I burn them on DVD (I know I'm old school :()
     
  5. macrumors member

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    I am OCD about keeping as much free hard drive space as possible. A good program that you can find on the App Store is called Spacie (Link).

    It just gives you a nice overview of where most of your space is being used. There may be some free options I am unaware of but this was pretty cheap and does exactly what I want. It may just be what you want for "cleaning house". :)
     

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