Cleaning up Downloads in Finder

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Morod, May 11, 2008.

  1. Morod macrumors 68000

    Morod

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    Hi,
    Before I do anything stupid, I want to make sure this won't cause unforeseen trouble:
    I've downloaded and installed a few things from the web, like iStat Pro, Free Solitaire and Coconut Identity Card. They're nice apps and I want to keep them. In the Downloads folder of Finder, I have .zip files for each of these apps. Can I trash the .zip folders? Will I still have the apps and their functionality if I do? Am I just being over-anal in wanting to clear up my Downloads folder? :rolleyes:
    Thanks for your help!
    Morod
     
  2. karenflower macrumors 6502a

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    It's fine to delete .zip files, yes. :) Once you've extracted something from the .zip archive, it's there on your hard drive for good. Deleting the .zip won't make anything disappear.
     
  3. Morod thread starter macrumors 68000

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