Awhile back, I symlinked my
~/Library/Mail Downloads directory to
~/Downloads so that my email attachments would be downloaded to the same location that all my other applications download files to.
When I upgraded to Mountain Lion, I noticed that the
Mail Downloads folder had been restored. So I deleted it and recreated the symlink the same way I did for previous versions of OS X.
Now, every time I try to download or quick-look an attachment in mail.app, I see the following error (might not be exact; translating from Spanish):
Mail was unable to save the attachment "..." to disk. Make sure that the downloads folder has write permissions.
Some of the fixes I have tried:
- Removing the symlink and re-creating the directory.
- Making that directory world-writable.
- Repairing permissions via Disk Utility.
- Changing the location of the Downloads Folder preference for Mail.app to
How do I restore the functionality of my
Mail Downloads folder (preferably so that it is symlinked to my home