All the downloaded Files on your MacBook can be found in the Downloads Folder. You can find below the steps to access downloaded files on your Mac.
Location of Downloaded Files On Mac
The default setting on a MacBook is to save all the downloaded files to “Downloads” Folder on the computer, which is located at path /Users/Username/Downloads.
However, the only exception in this case is Apps downloaded from the App Store, which are downloaded to the Applications Folder on your computer and do not appear in Downloads Folder.
With this understanding, let us go ahead and take a look at different ways to access downloaded files on Mac.
1. Access Downloaded Files on Mac from the Dock
By default, Downloads Folder Icon should be available on the Dock of your Mac and you can access downloaded files on your computer by double-clicking on the Downloads Folder.
In the Downloads Folder, you will find the file that you just downloaded and also files that were previously downloaded on your MacBook.
2. Access Downloaded Files On Mac Using Finder
Another way of accessing Downloaded Files is by double-clicking on the Finder, located on the Dock of your Mac.
1. Click on the Finder icon located in the Dock bar of your Mac.
2. On the Finder screen, click on Downloads Folder in the left-pane. In the right-pane, you should find all the files that you had downloaded to your Mac.
3. Find Downloaded Files on Mac Using Spotlight Search
A quick way to find downloaded on your computer is by using Spotlight Search as available on your MacBook.
1. Press Command + Spacebar keys on the keyboard of your Mac and this will bring up the Spotlight Search bar.
2. Type the Name of Downloaded File in Spotlight Search Bar and you should find the Downloaded File appearing in Spotlight Search results.
As you may agree, this method can be used only if you know the actual or approximate name of the downloaded file.