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Windows 7: How to clear Downloads Folder in Win 7 (starter)?

10 Mar 2016   #1
jargey3000

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How to clear Downloads Folder in Win 7 (starter)?

As title says, can anyone give me instructions how to "delete all" items in my Downloads folder? My computer seems to keep them FOREVER, and i can only figure our how to delete them one at a time. I'm sure there's a way to "delete all" ?? Help?


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10 Mar 2016   #2
Bongo

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Welcome to the Seven Forums

Have you tried to go to Organize and then go to Select all and then click on the delete button.

Jerry
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10 Mar 2016   #3
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Open Windows (file) Explorer.

Select one of the files in the Downloads folder.

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Press and hold the Ctrl key - press the letter A - release both keys.
(Doing that should should select all files/folders in the Download folder.)

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Press the Delete key.

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Answer Yes to the prompt shown above.



edit: I type too slow :-)
Bongo beat me to it.


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10 Mar 2016   #4
jargey3000

Windows 7
 
 

Wow! that was easy!! thanks Jerry (bongo)!
you too uni !

I'll have to start coming here more often!!
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10 Mar 2016   #5
Bongo

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You're welcome, I'm glad we both could help you out come back anytime.

Jerry
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11 Mar 2016   #6
RonWesley

Windows 10
 
 

First click on start button then go to computer and then click on downloads folder. You can select the file and press delete. You can use also Shift + delete. That's mean you can permanently delete files on a windows based computer.

You can try other option to clear downloads folder - Press Control + J. You can select the file and click Remove from list. For all file delete you can press clear all option.
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