OS X :: Change Location Of Downloads Folder?

Oct 15, 2009

I just bought an external HD for my Mac Mini as my media plus downloads were filling up my internal HD. Is the location of the Downloads Folder (and Movies) something that can be configured somewhere? I still want it to show up in my home folder. Is it as easy as deleting the old one and creating an alias for a Downloads folder located on my external HD?

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Apr 12, 2009

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Didnt want to experiment in case its a 'special' folder.

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Jul 26, 2010

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OS X :: Change The Location Of 'movies' Folder To An External Hard Drive?

Mar 10, 2008

I am looking to change the location of my 'movies' folder to an external hard drive.

This is in an effort to use Connect 360 to play movies wirelessly that I have on this hard drive.

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Apr 4, 2010

IMAGINE I have 2 hard disk partitions on the SAME hard disk,
one is called 'Macintosh HD' and the other is called 'My Data'.

The Plan:
In the 'Macintosh HD', there are (1) system files & (2) users' settings.
In the 'My Data', there are all the music, pictures, etc.

For example, the 'Macintosh HD' has 40GB and the 'My Data' has 120GB.
All I want to do is to separate the SYSTEM and my DATA without migrating my home folder inside 'Macintosh HD' which contains folders called 'Music', 'Pictures'... to the partition 'My Data'.

I want to separate the system files and my data incase I need to reinstall the Mac OS X while leaving all my data untouched.

So the way I should do (I guess) is to leave my home folder inside 'Macintosh HD' empty,
and create files called, for example, 'My Music', 'My Pictures', etc. in the 'My Data' partition.
Then redirect the files 'Music', 'Pictures', etc. in my home folder inside 'Macintosh HD' to 'My Music', 'My Pictures', etc. in the 'My Data' partition.

In Windows XP or Windows 7, you can redirect those as using the methods below:
But I just don't know how to do that in Mac OS X, it seems that Mac OS X doesn't even provide a way for users to do so:

I saw a reply in macrumors forum and tried to move the 'Music', 'Pictures', etc. folders,
but it turned out that those files were being copied, not moved.
So I can't move the 'Music', 'Pictures', etc. to the partition 'My Data' and make aliases of them which can be put in my home folder inside 'Macintosh HD'.

So, are there only 3 options for me too choose?
(1) stop trying to fight Apple and Mac OS X on where it puts things, just put all the things in my home folder inside 'Macintosh HD', using only 1 partition
(2) move my home folder to the other disk partition, in this case, the partition 'My Data'
(3) can't redirect the location of Music', 'Pictures', etc. folders in my home folder in the 'Macintosh HD', but just simply put things in the 'My Data'.

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OS X :: Specifying A Location For Downloads?

Sep 8, 2009

A recent crossover to Apple OS I am finding it difficult to specify a location for any downloaded files. Example I may want the first download in directory labeled 'A' and the next in directory labeled 'B' yet I only seem to be able to specify a default location for all downloads (in this case a folder in my 'Folders' directory labelled 'downloads')

Is there a way to specify ad hoc where you wish something be saved?

Hope I have been clear.

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ITunes For Mac :: Media Folder Location Keeps Reverting To Old Location?

Sep 6, 2014

I moved my iTunes media folder to an external hard drive to free up space on my iMac's hard drive.  The new one is located on a hard drive attached to my Airport Express.  Since then, I keep getting messages stating that certain items weren't copied to my iPhone because the originals couldn't be found.  When I check, the iTunes media folder has reverted to the location on my iMac's main hard drive. 

How can I prevent this?  At best this is annoying, but it also is using up hard drive space unnecessarily.  Is this behavior avoidable, or is it something that goes with the territory when you move your media folder to an external hard drive?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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Safari :: Why Is The Contents Of Downloads Folder Different Than The Actual Folder

Apr 20, 2012

Why is the contents of Safari's downloads folder different than the actual folder that resides in my users folder?

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OS X :: Downloads Not Appearing In Folder

Apr 11, 2010

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Mar 26, 2012

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OS X :: Change Location Of External Monitors?

Dec 28, 2010

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Currently, I need to roll the mouse off the right edge of the laptop display to reach the left edge of the external display. Very counterintuitive.

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OS X :: How To Change Location Of A Downloaded Item

Oct 22, 2009

Before SL, when ever I downloaded a jpeg, wmv or similar it used to download to my desktop & not to downloads

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Safari :: (5.1.7) Cannot Change Download Location

Jul 1, 2012

Since the last upgrade I seem to have a problem changing the download location.Safari seems not to accept locations outside the home folder even with the same permissions (drwx------) and no log entries are generated. I've also tried 0777 with no success. Also, I've tried to create links to the external directory but it still defaults back to the home directory. I had some success with Automator - Finder move - but it gives me a 'disk full' error when downloading.

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OS X :: How To Delete An Item From Downloads Folder

Dec 21, 2010

Is there a way to delete an item from my downloads folder that is in my dock without dragging it to the trash? Is there a way to get a context menu on items in the downloads folder?

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Jan 29, 2009

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Feb 14, 2009

I have lost my downloads folder on my toolbar, and I would like to have it back.

I can OPEN the file, but not leave the folder IN the bar.

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OS X :: Installing Downloads Folder Onto Dock?

Sep 27, 2009

I have accidentally deleted the Downloads folder from the dock in my Macbook (OSX Leopard). I have tried to drag it back from Finder but it refuses.

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Feb 4, 2010

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OS X :: Lost Downloads Folder On Dock

Feb 6, 2010

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OS X :: Downloads Folder On Separate Drive?

May 2, 2010

Is there a way to have the downloads folder on the dock, link to my extra drive in my Mac Pro?

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OS X :: Deleting Contents Of Downloads Folder Okay?

Jul 8, 2010

I have been using Macs for years, but I haven't got into particulars. Anyways, I wanted to know if I delete the contents of the Downloads folder, will it adversely affect the files that are actually stored in there. Meaning, will it delete them from other areas of my computer. I have random powerpoints, pictures, word documents, music, etc. in the downloads folder. It's reaching almost a 1000 files! I noticed that the music is in my iTunes music folder and some of the documents are stored in the documents folder.

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Apr 19, 2012

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Mp4 Won't Appear In Downloads Folder

Jun 15, 2012

I accidentally took my downloads folder off of my dock, and I figured out how to put it back on and use the settings I want. However, for some reason now .mp4 files won't appear in the stack or in the actual folder in Finder. They appear in the Safari downloads box, but not in the stack or folder. It's kind of frustrating, because it makes it difficult for it to find what I need.

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Intel Mac :: Why Are Downloads Not Going To The Download Folder

Jun 18, 2012

I presume my computer is playing up: In the Firefox preferences, I have selected "Show the Downloads window when downloading a file" and "Save files to Downloads folder"BUT - my computer neither shows the downloads window,nor saves the download to the folder.

Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Recover The Downloads Folder

Jun 23, 2012

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Jun 25, 2014

when displaying with the Finder (MacOS X 10.9.3) the "Downloads Folder" content in list mode, It didn't display the small triangle in front of the folder which are present. In order to display the content of such a folder, I must double-click on the folder instead of clicking on the triangle as previous. way to get back to the right Finder display. 

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Nov 17, 2008

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OS X :: Changing The Opening Location Of A Folder?

Apr 3, 2009

can you change the opening location of a folder?

When I open up any of my folders from my desktop (Macintosh HD, My Documents) the folder is on the far right of the screen with about a quarter of it off the screen. It gets annoying to have to drag it onto the screen every time, then as soon as I quit and open it back up, it's back in that spot.

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OS X :: Reset User Folder Location - Cannot Log In

Nov 5, 2009

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