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Delete files in Downloads Folder - Windows

Every time you do download a file, program, image from an internet browser a copy of that item is stored in your downloads folder. To recycle the items in your downloads folder, follow the steps below.


1. Open File Explorer in the taskbar.

2. Select Download from the sidebar.

3. To select all of the items, on your keyboard hold-down the Ctrl key and press A

4. On your keyboard, tap the Delete key.

5. Click Yes, to moving these items to the Recycle bin.

6. Click the X in the upper right corner to close the Window.

7. On your Desktop, right-click the Recycle bin and select Empty Recycle bin


Last Updated: 11/1/2019