How to avoid "downloads" folder in OS X (.6.8)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Queenredspecial, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Queenredspecial macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2009

    This might be a stupid question, but when I download things -- I need them to go to the desk top instead of the 'downloads' folder. How do I set that??

    MBP, 17", just bought it.....
  2. Duff-Man macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    Duff-Man Safari (and most other browsers) the downloads location is set in the preferences...using Safari at the moment myself so it's Safari->Preferences then in the "general" tab you should see where to set the "save downloaded files to" location....oh yeah!
  3. Ratatapa macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2011
    Hey duff man do you know if there is an extension to safari that always ask me where to save a file!

    Exemple I download a .doc and i choose save it in documents

    Then 3sec after I download a video and tell safari to put it in video

    without always changing the folder in pref

  4. Queenredspecial thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2009
    Thank you so much! I feel beyond retarded now... I did look there before, and I didn't see it. :D

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