I may have too many dang random files in my download folder because every time I try to get into it my explorer crashes after loading for a bit and I have to reboot my whole pc. I just wondered if there was a way to clear what was in the folder WITHOUT having to delete the whole folder itself. The main reason I don't want to delete the whole folder is because I don't know if that would cause some sort of error in Ubuntu so I figured I'd see if I could clear it first. Also I used ClamTk to check for viruses in that folder and found none.
Deleting the Downloads directory shouldn't cause any errors.
Use the following commands to remove and recreate it:
Replace username as applicable, or you may use the shortcut
The Ubuntu Community Help Wiki has a good overview of the terminal commands, if you're curious to learn more about them.