HELP how to get back my "download stacks"?

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  1. DJKenji macrumors newbie

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    just now accidently delete the download stacks from download folder, and how can i get back to my dock again? anyway how to solve it? thank :apple:
     
  2. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

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    open up your finder then click on your HD then users and you can drag your downloads folder back down to the stacks!!

    Ps don't do it from the sidebar
     
  3. DJKenji thread starter macrumors newbie

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    nono....you cant get me?
    i mean my stack in dock also gone..
     
  4. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

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    yes but this brings back your stack, drag the downloads folder to the where the stack was and it will create a new one.
    hope this helps
     

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  5. DJKenji thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ya i know what you mean..but my stack is lose!
    I cant drag download folder to dock :mad:
     
  6. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    You need to drag it to the right of the dotted line in the dock.
     
  7. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

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    not sure what you mean by lose? but you have to drag the folder just to the right of the dock separator
     

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  8. DJKenji thread starter macrumors newbie

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    last time i drag my stack to trash and empty it..
     
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    tell us exactly what your doing???
     
  11. DJKenji thread starter macrumors newbie

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    okay first i lost my download stack in dock!
    then go to desktop file, drag your download to places
    that's all ...
     
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  13. nuwonda macrumors newbie

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    Still, it will not display as stack once removed. You can readd the Download Folder as described but it will only open in a regular black window NOT as curvy/bendy stack, which it did before removing.

    The question is: HOW do you get Downloads to behave as "Documents" and display the content as a stack (curvy line of icons)?

    Thanks!

    PS. Yes the "Show as Stack" option is ticked. Unless there is some secret "Really show as Stack" option ;)
     
  14. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

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    right click on your downloads and choose show as fan.
     
  15. nuwonda macrumors newbie

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    Indeed! Thanks a bunch. Now if you could explain why Show as "Automatic" works on "Documents" for Fan view as it did before removing "Downloads" but now no longer works I would be truly enlightened :)

    Looks like I have to "force" Show as Fan once you have removed the "Downloads" from your dock and readd it? Or how is "Automatic" supposed to behave here? It does not behave as it did before removing and readding the folder. Maybe because the folder initially was preadded by the System itself?
     
  16. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

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    totally understand what youre saying but do not have the answer:confused:
    i was thinking maybe it depends on how much stuff you have in the folders but i really don't know
     
  17. nuwonda macrumors newbie

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    Doesn't seem to depend on the amount of stuff in the folder. It seems simply inconsistent behavior and as such a QA could bug it ;) as it is just confusing for a user why one "Automatic" setting behaves this and the next another way. :)

    Well maybe the update today fixes it?!
     
  18. HeilBush macrumors newbie

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    Similar Issue

    I hope that it's okay to bump up such an old thread, but this was one of the first results for my problem on Google, and it seemed like my problem was similar enough to not warrant its own thread.

    I accidentally did the same thing as the OP, but with the Documents stack. I'd follow the same steps as were given for the Downloads stack, but if I understand it right, the Documents stack is supposed to be a list of all documents you've opened recently, regardless of what folder they were in. Maybe I'm wrong about that, but if I'm right, I don't think simply adding the Documents folder from the HD to the Dock will solve my problem.

    Could anyone please help?
     
  19. CallsignBaron macrumors member

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    The Documents stack does not list recently opened documents, it lists what is in your Documents folder (ie: Macintosh HD>Users>Your Name>Documents). For a list of your recently opened documents click the little apple logo in the upper right hand corner of your desktop then click "Recent Items". Hope this helps.
     
  20. O. Frabjous-Dey macrumors regular

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    CallsignBaron is right - it's just a plain old normal folder.

    To achieve the functionality you're looking for, you could try using one of OS X's predefined "Smart Folders." There are a few in the sidebar of the Finder you could try dragging into the dock.
     
  21. Nokomis macrumors newbie

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    I just had the same problem and this was the best solution I found.
    Thank you! Very simple.
     

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