This article refers to our legacy product, Universal Analytics. For the best Finalsite experience, we recommend using our newest product, GA4. To learn more, read the Set up Google Analytics 4 on a Composer site or contact the Support team for assistance.
Tracking individual downloads via Analytics is much more difficult (and less reliable) than tracking individual pages.
If you need to get a count of how many times a particular file has been downloaded, the easy way to do that is to put the link to that file on a site page, and then track visits to the page.