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Simply dragging it does not work.. Thanks
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Right click on the folder, make alias, and drag the alias to the desktop.
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Right click on the folder, make alias, and drag the alias to the desktop.
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You can also drag the folder while holding OPTION+Command keys, and drop it to create an alias. You'll see the little Alias arrow on the icon as you hold OPTION+command.

Just be sure not to let go of the OPTION+commands keys until AFTER you've dropped the alias folder/file.
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Just curious, why not just put the downloads folder in your dock as an "stack" item?

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You can also drag the folder while holding Control+Command keys, and drop it to create an alias. You'll see the little Alias arrow on the icon as you hold control+command.

Just be sure not to let go of the control+commands keys until AFTER you've dropped the alias folder/file.
I think you meant option+command
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I think you meant option+command
picky picky… you need the "exact" combination or something??? lol

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picky picky… you need the "exact" combination or something??? lol

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hehe I was tempted to wait for the OP to post back saying that it wasn't working
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picky picky… you need the "exact" combination or something??? lol

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Somehow I took my downloads folder off my dock and now I have no idea where to find it. I'm going crazy having to track down each download. Where can I find the folder and how then do I move it to my dock? I can't use the finder as that just shows me all the things in my downloads folder, rather than the whole folder, so I can't just drag the whole folder...

Thanks for your time! I'm sure it's something very simple...
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Somehow I took my downloads folder off my dock and now I have no idea where to find it. I'm going crazy having to track down each download. Where can I find the folder and how then do I move it to my dock? I can't use the finder as that just shows me all the things in my downloads folder, rather than the whole folder, so I can't just drag the whole folder...
Hello and welcome to the forum! In Finder, is your 'Sidebar' showing on the left side, and if so, is the Downloads folder in the list? If there then simply 'Right-click' on the folder which will open a dialog box w/ an option to add to the Dock (see attached pic blue arrow).

Now if you do not have the Sidebar in Finder, then goto Preferences in the menu bar and select the item and make sure that 'Downloads' is checked. Let us know if this helps - good luck! Dave
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Thank you for the welcome and the quick response! What do you do to make that dropdown list come up in finder?

Sorry if I'm being retarded...
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Thank you for the welcome and the quick response! What do you do to make that dropdown list come up in finder?

Sorry if I'm being retarded...
Right-click or double tap depending on whether you have a mouse or a trackpad. If your mouse isn't set up for right-click under Preferences, Control+Click/tap will work...
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BTW, you can also just drag and drop the Downloads folder from Finder sidebar to your Desktop (also creating an Alias) if that's where you want it...
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