How can I make the Desktop folder, the alias folder for a different folder too?
In other words:
In Mail app, if you double click on an image someone emailed to you, it downloads to:
I made an alias for that hard-to-get-to folder, and put in on my Desktop:
But I'd like the Desktop to be the alias, so images show up there instead.
How can I do that?
By the way, this is an unfortunate XY problem. What I really want is to change the default folder for mail attachments, but selecting a folder here:
Does nothing. Images still download to:
I tried restarting mail and the mac after every change, creating a new folder in the Downloads, Desktop, and weird sub-folder, and selecting each of them and tested whether images downloaded to there, but no.
I chatted with Apple and they have no idea of why it doesn't work if I select a specific folder (they didn't know you can supposedly change it either, but that's a different story).
Anyone know what the default folder for mail downloads is? Is it the Downloads folder?
As far as I recall, my attachments have always saved to that sub-sub-folder thing.
- How can I change where mail downloads download to?
- Otherwise, how can I make the Desktop the "Alias" for wherever they download to in the first place?
Note: @Lizzan helpfully commented that you can drag the image to the Desktop.
It seems though, that doing that also saves it to the sub-folder, so here's a program you can run (Python) to clean up that sub-folder (either run it manually, or if you know your way around programming, make it run automatically periodically - maybe I'll add that later): https://github.com/DaniSpringer/clean-up