"Backwards" Downloads Stack

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mst129, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. mst129 macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2009
    Hi everyone,

    I accidentally deleted my "downloads" stack, so I dragged the "downloads" folder from my home directory into the dock. Lo and behold, the stack came back...but not the way I remembered it. Everything was "backwards" if I tried to sort by "date added". Normally, the most recent downloads are at the bottom; however, now it is backwards. I didn't lose any files, but it is very annoying! I Googled this issue and it seemed like trashing the dock plist would solve the problem. I did that, logged out, and logged back in, and it sure did reset all of the dock settings to their defaults - everything, of course, EXCEPT for the downloads stack! It did more harm than good - all of my icons are out of place now, and yet I am still having the same old "backwards" issue with the downloads stack. Does anyone know where this problem actually lies?
  2. btk1011 macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2009
    I had the same problem and just figured it out. If you have the downloads folder in your dock, right click on it and then at the top it has "Sort By..." and select "Date Added". That fixed it for me.
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    mst129, what was yours set to when you checked?

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