Deleting previous downloads

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  1. alexam

    alexam

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    In my documents I have a file called downloads and if I click properties, it shows previous versions of downloads. How do I delete these previous downloads in windows 7 as there is no point in having them

    Thanks

    Alexam
    alexam, Feb 21, 2010
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    roban

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    I am assuming you use Fire Fox. Why can't you simply right click and delete?
    roban, Feb 21, 2010
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  3. alexam

    Ian Administrator

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    Welcome Alexam! Is this on the "previous versions" tab?

    These are copies of the files made when you run a Windows Backup (or System Restore) that show you alternatives that you can restore.

    I guess you've made a backup at some point (very good plan :D), and those are just possible files that you can recover.
    Ian, Feb 21, 2010
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    I use Google Chrome and if it was that simple I would have done it already, but thanks.

    The deletion can work on the present download, but not on 'previous downloads' accessed by the properties route. There is no 'Delete' available when in the previous section.............. any other ideas woukld be appreciated.

    Alexam
    alexam, Feb 21, 2010
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    Thanks for the info but if I want to make backups, then I do it on a seperate disc. In this case I want to delete the 'PREVIOUS DOWNLOAD' files and would like to know how that can be done.

    Alexam
    alexam, Feb 21, 2010
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