Downloaded a file and wonder where it went? Find out here how to locate, open and delete downloads on Kindle Fire using the Amazon Silk browser.
First, Do Not Go Fishing for Swallows…
If Olaus Magnus‘s impressions from travels through Sweden around 1520 are to be believed, you will bring them ashore in droves all right. They are hibernating, though, and, albeit quickly revived in a warm place, shall not survive for long.
Fishing for downloaded files on your Kindle Fire instead?
Like birds in winter, these can seem elusive… until you know where exactly they are hiding (so you can open and revive them — or throw them back into electronic waters):
How to Find and Manage Downloads on Kindle Fire in Silk Browser
Time needed: 3 minutes.
To find files you downloaded using the Silk Browser for Amazon Kindle Fire devices (such as tablets):
- Open the Silk Browser app.
- Tap the hamburger menu button.
- Select Downloads from the menu that has appeared.
- Go to the MY FILES tab.
- Find all downloaded files listed.
Tip: You can filter the list by file type: tap Downloads followed by the desired type.
Search: Tap the search magnifying glass (🔍) to search for a file by name.
- Tap a file’s name to open the document.
Delete a Downloaded File on Kindle Fire
To delete a download from Silk Browser (and the Kindle Fire device):
- Tap the menu button () next to the file you want to remove.
Tip: For images, tap and hold the preview.
Note: Tapping and holding lets you select and delete multiple files in one go.
- Select Delete from the context menu that has appeared.
Tip: With an image or multiple files selected, tap the deletion trashcan icon in the top toolbar.
Note: The file will be deleted immediately.
Undo: For a few seconds, you can undelete the removed download to restore it: tap Undo at the bottom.
Find and Manage Downloads using the Kindle Fire File Manager
To find downloads from Silk Browser directly in Kindle Fire file manager and manage them in bulk:
- Open the Docs app on the Kindle Fire device.
- Tap the hamburger menu icon ().
Note: If you cannot see the menu, tap the back button (←) until the menu icon appears.
- Select Download under Local Storage in the menu that has appeared.
- Find downloaded files listed.
Tip: Use the selection button () to act on—say, delete—multiple files in bulk.
How to Find and Manage Downloads on Kindle Fire in Silk Browser: FAQ
Where can I find and download Silk browser itself?
You can find the Amazon Silk browser download in the Amazon Store.
Do sign in to your Amazon.com account to download the browser to your Fire tablet.
(How to Find and Manage Downloads in Amazon’s Silk Browser for Kindle Fire tested with Silk Browser 80; updated February 2021)