How delete previous downloaded file names

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by max, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. max

    max Guest

    One thing I notice when I download a file through pc t
    users\name\downloads, or use Getright and send download to a file calle
    downloads, when I click on file name to call download I notice below i
    evey single file name I downloaded in the past, and a lot I have alread
    uninstall off my pc. I tried to delete them but can't find a way to d
    so. Does someone know how to delete a file name that was used for
    download
    When you click on a download, the file comes up what to call it, it i
    this area (Files Names) I'm talking about. Everytime I do a downloa
    that name gets added, and the list gets bigger. How to get rid of ol
    downloaded file names list. Thanks for the help
     
    max, Dec 19, 2007
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    Bob J Guest

    Open "Download" folder 'right click on file you wish to delete >select
    "Delete' in box.
    or
    To delete all files:
    In Menu bar select > Edit > select 'Select All' > 'Right Click > select
    "Delete'
    --
    Regards
    Bob J
    If advise given from anyone, solves problem or not, or if solved from
    another source,post back & let us know.
    Then we all benefit.
     
    Bob J, Dec 23, 2007
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  3. max

    max Guest

    Let me re-explain, only way I know to get there is downloading a file
    from website.
    1) Click on file want to download
    2) A box comes up asking to run, save, or cancel
    3) Check save
    4) Now I have a box come up called save as.
    5) Down near bottom it says "File Name", to the right of this area's
    box is a small arrow. Click on this arrow. A box opens with all
    downloaded file names that I have downloaded. The list looks like this:
    C:/downloads/filename
    C:/downloads/filename
    C:/downloads/filename
    etc,,,
    It appears to keep a list of downloads I made, even those no longer on
    my pc. There is no edit, than select all, delete for this box, and even
    though I right click & a delete choice is there, I click delete, file is
    gone, but when click on that arrow & open box the filename is still
    there.
    Getright keeps a download list, but Getright allows you to delete it.
    Do a short download like above & click that arrow when it asks
    filename, and see what list you have,
    How do you delete this list? or does it get so full it replaces
    filenames?
    Also, C:/downloads/filename is where I send a download throgh Getright,
    & Users/downloads/filename when use pc to download. Once I download, I
    remove that file from C:/downloads/filename, that folder is empty, so if
    tell me the filenames are there, go delete them, it's not there.
    So, how to clear/delete this list that keeps a record of what filename
    you called your download? I never noticed this on my old pc, my new pc
    is Vista, so maybe it's a Vista thing. Thanks for any help.
    Sincerely,
    Max
     
    max, Dec 24, 2007
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  4. max

    max Guest

    Hello
    Well my problem was sloved by using ccleaner, I installed & ran it
    check download history, & it was gone. The cleaner I was using wasn'
    cleaning download history, so it confused me, because I thought it wa
    suppose to clean it. Since we know ccleaner does the job, it would'nt d
    any good to metion the cleaner that didn't do it. Thanks to the repl
    that tried to help
    Ma
     
    max, Dec 26, 2007
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    dave Guest

    ccleaner did not remove all the files for me...Do you have any other
    suggestions?
     
    dave, Jan 8, 2008
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  6. max

    max Guest

    All I can suggest is to go to CCleaner forum & ask your question, or
    look into other cleaners that do what you want to do.
     
    max, Jan 13, 2008
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