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How To Find Your Download

How to find a file you've downloaded to your iPhone

Your iPhone includes Files, an app that can locate and open files stored on your phone, sort of like a desktop computer's file manager. Here's how to use it.

1. Start the Files app, which looks like a blue folder on a white background.

2. In the Browse section, tap a location where you want to browse. 

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The Files app is a file manager for your iPhone.

3. Tap to open subfolders as needed to find the file you want.
4. Tap the file you want to open. Your iPhone will open the file using the appropriate app. 
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You can tap a file to open it in the appropriate app.

1. Open the Android app drawer by swiping up from the bottom of the screen.

2. Look for the My Files (or File Manager) icon and tap it. If you don't see it, instead tap the Samsung icon with many smaller icons inside it — My Files will be among them.

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On some Android devices, the app will be called File Manager instead of My Files. 
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3. Inside the My Files app, tap "Downloads."

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For files downloaded via Chrome, you can access them by tapping the three dots at the top-right corner of the Chrome browser. 

You should now be able to see all of your downloads.

How find downloads on your Mac in the dock

Those icons at the bottom of your screen – the ones that give quick access to programs – comprise the dock, and in that dock is a quick link to your downloads. It's usually at the bottom right. 

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Recent downloads are located in your dock towards the right. 

Hover over it for a quick preview of the most recent downloads or single-click the dock download icon for access to all your downloaded files that have yet to be placed in another folder. 

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You can see your most recent downloads when you click on the dock icon

How to find downloads on your Mac using Finder

When the taskbar at the top of the screen says Finder (and it will when you are on your Mac's home screen), click File, then click New Finder Window.

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Select New Finder Window. 

On the left side of the window that pops up, click Downloads.

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You can organize downloaded files by date, type, or name.

How to find downloads on your Mac in a web browser

If the browser where you downloaded a file is still open, you can pull up the download right then and there.

In Google Chrome, click the three dots at the top right corner, then click Downloads.

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Chrome will take you to a new page where all your recent downloads will display. 

With Safari, click the downward arrow at the top right corner of the screen to open a menu of recent downloads.

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You can access your downloads in the top right in Safari.
  1. Select File Explorer from the taskbar, or press the Windows logo key  + E.

  2. Under Quick access, select Downloads.

You can also find your Downloads folder under This PC.

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