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Discussion in 'MacBook' started by JBMAC11, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. JBMAC11 macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2011
    I just got my Mac last night and while setting it up I grabbed the icon to the left of the trash can and pulled it up letting it go and its gone. Not sure what it was. I have the applications and document folders both there but wasnt sure if it was something i needed to worry about. when you do that does it go into the trash can?
  2. torbjoern macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2009
    The Black Lodge
    Maybe it was the Downloads folder?
  3. JBMAC11 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2011
    Yes that was it is there anyway to get it back?
  4. molala macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
    Cambridge, UK
    You didn't lose the folder, just its icon on the dock.

    Click the search tool (upper right; magnifying glass icon), type 'Downloads' to search for the Downloads folder. When you see the folder, click on it to open it.

    This should open a new window with photo/icon of folder and the word 'Downloads' on top (and the contents of the folder inside this window). Click on the folder icon and drag it down to the dock wherever you want it. It will now stay on the dock.
  5. JBMAC11 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2011
    Thank You that worked thought it may have been something important.
  6. altecXP macrumors 65816

    Aug 3, 2009
    Its very easy to scare yourself in a new Environment. :)

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