How to Recover Downloads Folder on Mac?

Posted in  mac | 2022-03-22

Lost my Downloads Folder both from Dock and Finder

Open a Finder window and go to your user folder.
In the user folder you should see the downloads folder.
Drag the downloads folder to the place you want it in the sidebar.
Drag the Downloads folder to the right side of the vertical bar in the Dock.

How do I Restore my Downloads Folder?

Open the sidebar in your browser, and navigate to “Settings” or “Options”.
In the “General Settings” menu, find “Downloads” or “Download Options”.
Check the path for the folder you store downloaded files in.
Try opening this folder and looking for your files.

Why did my Downloads Disappear on my Mac?

Usually the Downloads icon disappears from the Mac Dock because it was accidentally deleted from the Dock. This can be intentional too of course, but users will often accidentally remove icons from the Dock by clicking and dragging them.

Mac 101: Accidentally Deleted Downloads Folder from Dock