Downloads Folder Missing from Dock on Mac: How to Restore It

Accidentally removed the Downloads folder from the Dock? Needless to worry as you can easily restore missing Downloads folder on your Mac by following these quick ways.

Is the Downloads folder missing from the Dock on your Mac? No problem. You can easily get it back.

There are two simple ways you can re-add Downloads folder on your Mac. While one way is to drag it from Home directory, the other way is to reset the dock. Let’s head over to know how they work:

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Downloads Folder Missing from Dock on Mac, How to Get it Back

Downloads Folder Missing from Dock on Mac? Check Out these Quick Ways to Get it Back

Method #1: Drag the Downloads folder from the Home Directory

This is the easier method of re-adding the Downloads folder to the Dock. Besides, it won’t change the existing customization.

Step #1. First off, launch Finder on your Mac.

Step #2. Now, click on the “Go” menu.

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Step #3. Next, you need to select “Home.”

Click on Home in Finder on Mac

Step #4. Next up, find the “Downloads” folder in the Home directory. Then, you have to click and drag on Downloads and drop it into the Dock.

Restore Downloads Folder to Dock on Mac

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The Downloads folder will be back to the Dock. These steps can work for adding other files to the Mac dock as well.

Method #2: Reset Dock

You can bring the Downloads folder back to the Dock by resetting it. However, this method will remove the existing customization.

Step #1. Open Terminal on your Mac.

Launch Terminal Using Spotlight on Mac

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Step #2. Enter the following command syntax:

defaults delete com.apple.dock; killall Dock

Get Back Downloads Folder on Mac Dock

Step #3. Now, press the Return key.

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Restore Missing Downloads Folder on Mac Dock

The Dock will now quit and relaunch with default icon choices.

That’s it!

Wrapping up:

I keep Downloads folder in the Dock to easily access the downloaded files. I had once mistakenly removed it from the Dock but using the above-mentioned steps, I could get it back without any problem.

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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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