We all download a lot of things through the internet – exhibits, transcripts (done by Cady Reporting of course!) and lots of other files.  When you download something, it’s automatically saved in your computer’s downloads folder.  When all of those files (even if they’re small) keep getting stored and stored, they can take up a lot of space on your computer.  Especially important to note is the security risks involved in showing everything you’ve downloaded.

To clear the files in the Downloads folder from your hard drive in Windows, follow the instructions below. For Mac click here.

  1. Press the Windows key on your keyboard, type Downloads, and then press Enter.
  2. In the window that appears, highlight all of the downloaded files with your mouse or press Ctrl+A.
  3. Press Delete to send the files to the Recycle Bin.
  4. To permanently delete the files, right-click the Recycle Bin icon on your Desktop and select Empty Recycle Bin from the drop-down menu that appears.

Tip: If there isn’t a Recycle Bin icon on your Desktop, you can restore it.

The information above is from www.computerhope.com, by clicking here you can access more information on deleting your folders and your internet browser histories as well.  Keep your computer happy and healthy 🙂