This is an all-around question regarding computers and the downloads folder...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by RangerFan104, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. RangerFan104 macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2009

    When you download something to the Downloads folder, but move it to another location, does it still need to be in the Downloads folder?

    Another question, do you need disk images saved on the computer?

  2. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    1) No.
    2) No, provided you install whatever is on them.
  3. ziggyonice macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2006
    Rural America
    The downloads folder is just a tempoary spot to save stuff. It's there so your Desktop doesn’t get cluttered. You can take stuff out of it or keep stuff in it if you'd like. Or you can just throw the files away, if you decide not to keep them.

    And with disk image files, you can throw them away too. So if you downloaded an application that was inside a disk image, after you've copied the file off the image, feel free to toss it.

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