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macrumors regular
Original poster
Jan 21, 2014
Far northern Maine.
Until lately, anything I got via AirDrop went to my Download folder by default.

Then it stopped. Now, when I receive photos via AirDrop, they seem to go into thin air. Finder doesn’t show them.

The swirling icon on my MacMini rotates like it’s doing something.

The message says sent (presumably to my MacMini) and the chime that happens after a file arrives, but no go.

How do I set my Mac so that anything that comes in via AirDrop defaults to Downloads? The simpler the answer, the better. :)

Rich B22

macrumors member
Jul 24, 2019
Did a quick search and found this post where you can set Airdrop to any location. Haven't tried it, but looks promising

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