Where do downloads go??

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by embalmess, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. embalmess macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2008
    I know this sounds SO DUMB but when I download something, I assume it will pop up on my desktop, but it doesn't. I have to search in my harddrive, or click "today" along the side panel. Where does it default go so I can change it?
  2. DaveOZ macrumors regular

    May 13, 2008
    Ummmm, "Downloads" - Should be a folder in your user home.
  3. ghall macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2006
    Rhode Island
    Downloads go in the Downloads folder in you're home folder.

    Edit: Beat to the punch by DaveOZ
  4. embalmess thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2008
    But I don't see it, I guess that's the problem. Where is the download folder? I have looked in my harddrive icon. Under applications? If I found it, I would drag it to the desktop for a copy there.
  5. Chase R macrumors 65816

    Chase R

    May 8, 2008
    Like they said, they are downloaded to the "downloads" folder. If you haven't fittled with your dock, you should have a downloads "stack" where you can view them too. You can change the download location in Safari preferences.

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  6. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    You also have the Downloads Stack in the Dock standard. It is right next to the Trash icon.
  7. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

    Aug 10, 2008
    If you are using Safari is should go into the Download folder, when i downloaded Firefox it defaulted to the desktop and I had to change it to the "Download" folder.
    If you use Safari
    Click under "Safari" at the top (Tool Bar) and click under preferences. From there click under "General" tab and there you should see where the downloads go.
    Firefox is then same but instead the "general" tab, it's called the "main" tab.
  8. embalmess thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2008

    Thank you Chase!!! And to the other poster, I don't have it down next to my trash, only "documents" and nothing goes in there for some reason either. Thanks for all the other tips and advice everyone!! :p:p:p
  9. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    drag the downloads folder to the right section of your dock. then when ever you download something it will bounce OoOo! you can also set how the stacks look and behave by right clicking them.
  10. noodlehead macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2008
    Can I turn off Download Folder auto-save?

    I run Firefox and have the preference set to "Ask me where to save" downloads. This is fine: When I want to save a download I deliberately save it and put it where I want it. But Leopard saves all downloads in the Downloads folder automatically, and I have to constantly be going in there and deleting them. If I view a PDF from a website, it doesn't mean I want to save it. Is there a way to disable this auto save function? Thanks very much.
  11. cchitchcock macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2013
    Unable to download PDFs, Updates, & More

    I upgraded to Mac OS 10.8.5 on a mac desktop, and I use firefox. updated that too.
    Now I'm unable to download a PDF, a file, a picture, a software download etc.
    I get Downloading/FmLKEEex.exe.part...

    Change the folder properties and try again or try saving in a different location.

    How can I change where I am saving stuff?

    Can't find it anywhere!

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