Do you clear your Downloads folder?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by jonhoy, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. jonhoy macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2015
    Just curious how people use manage their Downloads folder. I have music, school documents, .dmgs, etc, etc, that span all the way back to when I first bought my macbook. I don't know if there's really any point in keeping all of these files, I may do some spring cleaning and clear it all.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It completely depends on your preferences as to whether or not you leave files in your Downloads folder, or how they're organized. What works for others may not work for you, so you're better off deciding how you want to manage your own files and folders.
  3. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

    Feb 6, 2014
    I deal with the files in Downloads as soon as possible and then clear the folder. This sometimes means moving files to a "to do" folder. It's just my way of keeping things organized.
  4. GerritV macrumors 65816

    May 11, 2012
    I'm downloading everything to my Desktop instead.
    Since I hate having files on my Desktop, this way I'm forcing myself to deal with stuff asap :D
  5. adamhenry macrumors 68000


    Jan 1, 2015
    On the Beach
    I am completely anal about stuff like this. After I use a downloaded file for its intended purpose, I immediately delete it. :eek:
  6. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    I'm so horrible about it, my habits ended up being the same on my iOS devices. :eek: I have stuff littered all over the place. I've actually made the plans to take this weekend and deal with it, and have. :D

    I remember when the Desktop was the default downloads folder. Good times those. LOL.
  7. kagharaht macrumors 6502a

    Oct 7, 2007
    Delete it. Wasted space, since most Apps can be downloaded again and again. Unless you have TimeMachine ignore the download folder, it just gets piled on with your backups.
  8. tomnavratil macrumors 6502a


    Oct 2, 2013
    Litovel, Czech Republic
    My one is completely empty too. Everything is moved directly and if I need any old files I might have deleted - Time Machine.

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