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Delete files in "downloads"


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#1 Verrette

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 09:43 PM

I am trying to clean up my computer, and came across the "downloads" folder. I deleted the obvious, but there are other files I am not sure can be deleted without messing up anything... here is a screenshot... any one have advise on what I can delete for sure....

 

I can take a screenshot, but how?


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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 09:58 PM

Hello,

Press alt+prt scrn. This will take a screen shot of the active window. Then open Paint and select Edit>Paste. Save the image as a jpg file and attach it to your post.



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 09:59 PM

I'm using Linux and I can open downloads, click on edit, click on select all which highlights all files, click edit again, click copy

and then I can simply paste into this topic....

See if you can do the same in Windows.


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 11:18 PM

Which button "attached" i hovered over all the buttons....??


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 07:20 AM

click on the More Reply Options and you will see the Browse and Attach buttons.


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 10:22 AM

There is nothing in the XP downloads folders...which is essential.

 

Anything there can be redownloaded (which is how it wound up in that folder).  I have two, Downloaded Programs and Downloaded Installations.  I actually think that the folders are created by the programs/updates being downloaed...in those instances where a specific location is not selected by user...I don't believe XP has a native "Downloads" folder.

 browsers are responsible for their creation.

 

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