Navigate to the search bar next to the Windows Start Menu.. · Enter "File Explorer" and select File Explorer. · Select the Downloads folder on the left. It is a good idea to keep this turned on. The Downloads directory continues to store old files you may not need any more and fills your disk drive. If you downloaded a contract to review, made changes and then delete the file without saving it with a different name or in a new folder, you'll lose your changes. If.