Trash downloads

An Alfred Workflow

Short Description

Empty your download folder in the trash

Last Updated

23 Sep 2014


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Hi there,

If you are, like me, downloading lots of files (images, pdf, videos...) to your downloads folder but only use them once and then let them, you are probably quite angry each time you have to clean your Downloads folder ! That' why I've just created the Trash Downloads workflow that will allow you to clean this folder with nothing more than a shortcut !

This workflow is pretty simple : when you execute the action in Alfred, it will move all files in your Downloads folder to the trash. There is no selection of the files it will move, so make sure you have no important file that you want to keep before using this workflow. 

How to install ?

Well, as usual you just click the download button at the end of this topic and then you double-click on the file that have been downloaded. This will import the workflow right in Alfred, and then you can immediately use it to clean your Downloads folder from the .alfredworkflow file that will be useless !!

How to use ?

This is pretty straightforward, as you would expect you have a keyword that will execute the action. Simply display Alfred and tap "throw", you will then have 2 options:

- Press "Enter", this is the basic option that will move all the files in the Downloads folder to the trash.

- Press "cmd+Enter", this option will do the same as the first one but will also empty the trash in the same action. Be careful while using this one because it will permanently delete the files contained in the Downloads folder and the files that were in the trash, and this can't be undone !


V 1.1 : added functionnality to delete the content of a given folder. Just tap "throw", then a space and choose the folder. It will delete all files into it (be careful though, it could be pretty dangerous !)