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Location on my Mac of my download folder

Location on my Mac of my download folder

Explorer | Level 3

On my Mac my download folder from Safari seems to be in Dropbox,

 

/Users/petermitchell/Dropbox/My Mac (Peters-MacBook-Pro-13.local)/Downloads

 

However I cannot find it in DropBox, and I need to be able to reset the location using Applescript or alternativley move the download folder back to my mac.  I use Applescript to change the download folder which works in case it may help this is the script 

 

-- 1st Set the Destination for Downloads

set Thefolder to alias "Macintosh H:anguished face:Users:face with tongue:etermitchell:grinning face with smiling eyes:ropbox:Investing:"

set Dfolder to quoted form of POSIX path of Thefolder

tell application "Safari" to quit -- Ensure Safari quit's using repeat loop

tell application "System Events" -- One delay makes the script stable

repeat while application process "Safari" exists

delay 0.1

end repeat

end tell

do shell script ("defaults write com.apple.Safari DownloadsPath " & Dfolder) --Change Default

tell application "Safari" to activate

 

Any suggestions as I am stumped

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Re: Location on my Mac of my download folder

Dropboxer

Hey @mitchbvi; thanks for posting on our Community and happy Monday!

 

Have you tried disabling the computer backup feature using these steps?

 

Upon that process, you'll get an option to either "Keep content in folders on your Macor "Leave content in Dropbox".

 

Let me know if that helps!


Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: Location on my Mac of my download folder

Explorer | Level 3

1st Thank you for taking the trouble to get back to me, but unfortunately what you have suggested does not help at least compleletly.

 

I am running an Applescript routine that needs to change the Download folder then change it back again, I will try and figure out if I can created a routine that turns the DropBox backup on and off which would do the same thing, but that is going to take some GUI scripting which is easier siad than done.

 

thanks again

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