Why does the Finder (MacOS) not automatically update the list of files when the download is finished? How to solve this problem?
Actually, I always need to click on another folder and back to the Downloads folder to see the new file.
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Open your dowload folder and sort by date added. Under the View Menu select show view options. This opens a pane like the one shown below.
You want to make sure your 1st 4 settings are identicle to the ones shown above in the top red rectangle and the "Show Columns" settings has the "Data Added box checked.
Now when you download a file the name should appear almost immediately at the top of the window.
I found a solution to my problem. It is very simple:
Hold down the OPTION key and right-click on the Finder icon in the Dock, choose “Relaunch”.