26 July, 2022
Downloading documents, apps, images, movies, and music audios is common among Mac users. However, you often forget to delete the files you don’t need anymore, which takes a lot of space in your Mac storage. Moreover, the performance issues start creeping in once there’s not much space left on the storage.
This also creates problems when you have to download other stuff but can’t find the space to do so. That’s when you realize that it’s time for cleaning up and permanently deleting unnecessary downloaded files on Mac.
This article will explain how to delete useless data residing in your downloads folder and make more space in storage.
Deleting Mac downloads is pretty straightforward and takes less than a minute if you already know which files you have to delete. It is also recommended that you organize your files beforehand, so you don’t make a mistake by deleting an important file you want to keep safe.
For deleting several files in a go, follow the steps below.
For clearing out the whole folder at once, follow these steps.
After you clear out all the files from the downloads folder, you’d have to empty the Trash Can (Recycle Bin) to delete all files permanently. To do so, follow these quick steps.
Remember that after you empty the Trash Can, all files will be deleted permanently. So, checking the Trash Can before emptying it will be your last chance to ensure no important file got there by mistake
Another quick method helps permanently clear out all your downloads or other files, taking up space in your Mac storage. However, this method will delete all files without sending them to the Trash Can first. So, you can only choose this method if you’re sure you want to delete a certain file.
Unnecessary files can fill up a lot of space on your Mac storage, especially the downloads you don’t need. For instance, after you install an application, keeping its .dmg file is useless because it is required to run the program and install the app. After it does its part, you won’t need it anymore. So, there are many files like that which are sitting in the downloads folder for no reason, occupying space. You can make a routine to delete all useless data twice a month and free up storage space.