I recently realized that I have a lot of files that could be deleted from my MacBook Pro. The files in question were all .dmg installers that were no longer needed (as the applications were already installed).
I could go through the Downloads folder and select each of these files and delete them, but that’s hard work, especially when the folder is full of files you want to keep.
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I don’t always have time to manually search for files of the same type in a crowded folder. When that’s the case, I turn to Finder’s built-in search feature, which greatly simplifies the process of locating specific files.
How can you use this very handy feature? Fortunately, it’s very easy – once you know the trick. Let me enlighten you.
How to search for files of the same type in Finder
What you will need: To use this feature, you’ll need a MacOS device (such as a MacBook or iMac) with an updated version of MacOS. You should always keep your operating system up to date as much as possible to ensure you are protected from errors and vulnerabilities.
That’s all you need.
And that’s all there is to deleting files of the same type at once in MacOS Finder. You can apply this to all file types, and even add date conditions to narrow your search further. This may not be the easiest task, but it is definitely more efficient than manually deleting files one by one.