When downloading any file from the internet, all the content is stored directly in the Downloads folder, a folder that can be accessed directly from the Dock, since it is next to the recycling bin. By always having the folder at hand, no browser is required by the Finder looking for the downloaded files or see how little by little our desktop is filled with files, in most cases useless. But what if by accident the download folder has been deleted? Through the Finder we can access it, but it requires more than one step so we lose immediacy.
Fortunately, this little problem has a very simple solution. This solution is the same as we can use to place in the Dock any folder that we want to have always at hand and stop opening the happy Finder to always access the same directory. To reposition the Downloads folder in the Dock, we must proceed as follows.
Restore the Downloads folder in the Dock
- First of all we open the Finder
- Then you go to the top menu and click on the Go menu . Then click on the option Start .
- The Finder will show us all the system folders assigned to our user. To show the Downloads folder again, we only have to select it and drag it to the Dock , specifically to the area where it was previously.
- Once we perform this operation, we will see how the Downloads folder reappears in the original location.
macOS does not allow us to locate any folder in the Applications Dock, so both the Downloads folder and any other folder that we want to add to the Dock, must be located on the right side of it, just after the vertical line next to the Last application shown.
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