I realized recently that I had a lot of files that could be deleted from my MacBook Pro. The files in question were all the .dmg installers that are no longer necessary (as the apps have already been installed).
I could have gone through the Downloads folder and selected each of those files and deleted them, but that’s a slog, especially when the folder is filled with files that you want to keep.
I don’t always have the time to manually hunt 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 do you use this super-handy feature? Fortunately, it’s quite easy — once you know the trick. Let me enlighten you.
How to find files of the same type in Finder
What you’ll 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 as up to date as possible to ensure you’re protected against bugs and vulnerabilities.
That’s all you need.
And that’s all there is to batch-deleting files of the same type in MacOS Finder. You can apply this to all types of files, and even add date conditions to further narrow down your search. It may not be the easiest task, but it’s certainly a lot more efficient than manually deleting files one by one.