How can I restore a deleted Download folder in Finder missing

Discussion in 'macOS' started by gwenb, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. gwenb macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2010
    I have somehow deleted my Download folder in my Finder. I cannot find it in Trash - can someone advise me how to restore this? I am using Mac OS X
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Is it also gone from Macintosh HD > Users > You > Downloads?
    Have you looked via Spotlight?

    If so, you should stop all writing processes to you Mac and get Data Rescue 3 (99USD), which is able to restore data which has been trashed but not yet overwritten by new 1s and 0s.
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    I'm betting it is still in Macintosh HD/Users/UserName/Downloads
    but just missing from the Dock.


    Open the above and drag the Downloads folder to the right side of your Dock. It will not move the folder, just make a shortcut to it.

    Now, a secondary click* on the icon in the Dock will give you options for displaying it. Play with those and settle on the one you like best.

    *right or control-click
  4. FollowNASCAR macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2012
    Restore Deleted Download Folder from FINDER

    If you have accidentally deleted your Downloads folder from FINDER and you do not have it on the Doc.
    Form Finder menu, click on "GO"
    "Go to Folder"
    type ~/
    There you go. You will see the Downloads folder safe and sound.
    Drag it back into Finder, right click and Add to Dock.:cool:

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