Almost all the time we are downloading files of all kinds when browsing the internet. However, the problem comes when we do not know where the file or files that we have downloaded are located; at this time it is ideal to know how watch and delete the record from downloads from Safari on Mac If necessary. This is exactly what we will see next.

View and clear Safari download history on Mac

See history.

The first thing we will have to do is open Safari on our Mac. Once open, we will have to look for the icon that looks like an arrow pointing down and that is inside a circle; we can find it in the address bar, on the right side. In case we don’t see it, it’s because Safari doesn’t have a saved download history.

Once we open the download list, we will see a list of files that we have recently downloaded. However, the operation of Safari is somewhat confusing. When we save certain files like images, songs and videos on Mac, Safari doesn’t include them in the download list, so we won’t be able to see them here.

Find files.

In order to view them, we will have to use Finder, so we will right click on the file in the list and choose “Show in Finder” or we can click on the magnifying glass icon on the right side.

Downloaded files.

Immediately, a Finder window will appear on top of the Safari window where we can view the downloaded files. By default, Safari automatically uncompresses those compressed files and removes ZIP files. You can disable this by going to Safari Preferences, then clicking General and unchecking the “Open safe files after download” option.

This is how we can clear download history on Mac.

If we want to delete a specific file, we will right click on it and choose “Remove from list”. In case we want to delete the entire list, we click on the “Delete” button located in the upper right corner of the Downloads window.

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In this way, Safari will remove the list of downloads and the icon with the arrow pointing down will disappear from the toolbar.

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