Accidentally cleared downloads list on tiger

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by s0f1a22, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. s0f1a22 macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2010

    I am using TIGER OSX on my ancient mac book and i accidentally cleared my downloads list, can someone please let me know how can i retrieve the documents on the downloads list?
    There is no downloads folder anywhere on my computer...

    thank you
  2. forcefieldkid macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2010
    Using Safari? The list of files that you've already downloaded, is that what you mean?

    If so...
    Go to Safari>Preferences>General and see which folder your files are downloaded to. They should be in there.
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Pointed out below: Tiger! My answer is for Leopard, and possibly Snow Leopard. Sorry.

    Sure there is. I just confirmed that I cannot delete or move my Downloads Folder.* A message comes up that says "You can't do that!" Well, not in those exact words. It goes on to say that the folder is a requirement of the OS.

    Look in your Home Folder. Unless you're a magician, the Downloads Folder is there.

    *It can be copied to another location.
  4. adamlbiscuit macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2008
    The downloads folder was included in the Leopard OS, not the Tiger OS, so no, they won't have an in built Downloads folder in their home directory.
  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI

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