How Do You Find Your Downloads in Your Computer?


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To find a download in a Windows PC, open My Computer, and double-click the Downloads tab shown in the navigation menu at the left of the screen; to find it in a Macintosh, open Finder, the leftmost icon in the Dock in the bottom left of the desktop, and click on the Downloads tab under the Favorites section. Using the computer's Search function is another way to find a downloaded file.

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Different browsers can use different locations to store the downloads in a computer. Download managers offer the option to change the download location. A reliable way to find the downloads is to use the Search function of the computer.

To search for a file in a Windows PC of versions 8.1 and earlier, click on the start menu button, and find the search icon. Type in the name of the downloaded file in the search bar, and click search. The computer finds and displays a list of items with similar names. To find a downloaded file in Windows 10, click on the search icon in the taskbar, type in the name of the file, and click on My Stuff.

To perform a search on a Mac, press Command-Space to open Spotlight, and enter the name of the file. The search results appear in a list below.

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