1 Reply Latest reply: Jun 11, 2013 9:36 AM by Linc Davis
Harding70 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello forum,


When I try to open the Downloads folder, either in the dock, or in Finder, iPhoto opens instead.  I am able to get to the actual downloads folder through the "Go" option in finder.  How do I get the folder links to go to the downloads folder instead of opening iPhoto?



MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 (184,635 points)

    Back up all data.


    Triple-click anywhere in the line below to select it:

    xattr -c ~/Downloads


    Copy the selected text to the Clipboard (command-C).


    Launch the Terminal application in any of the following ways:


    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)


    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.


    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Terminal in the icon grid.


    Paste into the Terminal window (command-V). You can then quit Terminal.


    If the same thing keeps happening, relaunch the Finder.