How to Find Downloaded Files in Mac OS X

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Access Downloads in OS X

Sometimes it can be tricky remembering where all of those .zip files you just downloaded went. On a Mac, however, downloads can be accessed the same way you browse your applications, music and movies: via the Finder.

1. Click on the Finder at the bottom left of the screen (the leftmost icon in the Dock).

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2. Click on Downloads on the left side of the screen under Favorites.
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3. Alternatively, the right side of the dock has its own Downloads option, to the immediate left of the Trash icon. Tap the Downloads icon to fan out a menu of all of the items you've recently downloaded. 

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