Script/App to move download files?

D1G1T4L

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I remember having a little script or app that I kept in my download folder that would allow me to move everything in the download folder to the trash.

Anyone have something like that? Thanks
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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I remember having a little script or app that I kept in my download folder that would allow me to move everything in the download folder to the trash.

Anyone have something like that? Thanks
I'm curious how a script would be more efficient than simply selecting everything and dragging to the trash.
 

D1G1T4L

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Jun 26, 2007
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I'm curious how a script would be more efficient than simply selecting everything and dragging to the trash.
I could just click on the script and it would move everything instead of having to select all the files and dragging. Nice to use when I'm using the stack/fan display of that folder.
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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I could just click on the script and it would move everything instead of having to select all the files and dragging. Nice to use when I'm using the stack/fan display of that folder.
That makes sense. I'm sure you could set something up with Automator.
 

kryten2

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Here's an Applescript that will move everything in your Downloads folder to the trash. You can save it as an Application and drag it to the top of Finder.

Code:
set theDownloadsFolder to path to downloads folder
tell application "Finder"
	set theItems to every item of theDownloadsFolder
	move theItems to trash
end tell
 

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