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Old Dec 22, 2013, 08:51 PM   #1
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Question Accidentally Deleted my downloads folder in finder and...

I also accidentally deleted off of my dock. Can anybody help me get it back? I have found the icon in "Go" in find, but am not able to drag it anywhere...
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Old Dec 22, 2013, 10:33 PM   #2
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Click "GO" And Click on "Go to Folder"

Type "~/"

and there ya go!

edit: Nvm. You deleted it in finder too...

Someone else care to chime in?
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Old Dec 22, 2013, 11:23 PM   #3
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Couldn't you just hook up your external hard drive and find the downloads folder and restore it from your external hard drive?
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Old Dec 22, 2013, 11:37 PM   #4
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Just add a new folder and name it Downloads. The Finder will put the special icon back on the folder after a restart, if it doesn't initially.

Another way I think is to just download something again, the folder will reappear. The only way to permanently delete the "Downloads" folder (that I've found) is through the Terminal.
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 10:07 PM   #5
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Couldn't you just hook up your external hard drive and find the downloads folder and restore it from your external hard drive?
This did not work. Its not showing up on there either...

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Just add a new folder and name it Downloads. The Finder will put the special icon back on the folder after a restart, if it doesn't initially.

Another way I think is to just download something again, the folder will reappear. The only way to permanently delete the "Downloads" folder (that I've found) is through the Terminal.
I have done this as well and it did not put the icon on it, nor did it put any of my downloads in that folder
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 11:00 PM   #6
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I also accidentally deleted off of my dock. Can anybody help me get it back? I have found the icon in "Go" in find, but am not able to drag it anywhere...
If you deleted it from your drive, restore from your backup. If you only deleted it from the Finder sidebar and the dock, the solution is simple.
Restoring Folders to the Dock
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Old Dec 28, 2013, 12:47 AM   #7
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I would try to
1)simply create a new user
2)create a new "download" folder in your user home folder
3)cmd+i both download folders and cmd+c after clicking on the little icon in the information widow of the newly created user's download folder and cmd+v after clicking on the little icon in the window of the new download folder in your user
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Old Dec 28, 2013, 07:41 PM   #8
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...nor did it put any of my downloads in that folder
Oh, well that isn't going to happen. Any downloads in your folder are gone now unless you had that backed up.
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Old Dec 29, 2013, 07:27 AM   #9
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This did not work. Its not showing up on there
Did you check the Trash can ? Folders deleted with Finder usually ends up there and unless you have emptied the Trash, you can always drag it back.
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Did you check the Trash can ? Folders deleted with Finder usually ends up there and unless you have emptied the Trash, you can always drag it back.
+1. Or if Downloads/ is the last deleted object, open ~ in Finder and ⌘ + Z.
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Old Dec 29, 2013, 12:16 PM   #11
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Download Folder

Simply look up downloads in Spotlight (at the top right of the screen) then drag and drop the small folder icon next to where it says downloads onto your dock. I've tried this to get an applications folder there when there wasn't one and it works fine.
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Go to finder in File up top hit new smart folder. Then Search downloads and you will see the download folder come up select and it will add to finder. Then add to dock. This may have been resolved but this is how I did it and it was easy.
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Old Apr 14, 2014, 12:53 PM   #13
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Easiest way IMO,

1. Open Boot Drive
2. Look at the Favorites List on the Left side of the Window
3. Clock on Your User Name - The Downloads Folder will be in there
4. Drag the folder into the dict to create the Downloads alias Folder.

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