How can I make MAC OS X allow me to change default "Downloads Folder" to an external drive ? Opera 6 browser offers this option, but Mac doesn't cooperate with it.
Posted on 2008-10-22
Model: iMac8,1, BootROM IM81.00C1.B00, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.06 GHz, 4 GB
Graphics: kHW_NVidiaGeForce8800GSItem, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS, spdisplays_pcie_device, 512 MB
Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 2 GB, DDR2 SDRAM, 800 MHz
Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM1, 2 GB, DDR2 SDRAM, 800 MHz
My Question : I want my default Downloads Folder to reside on an external HD. MAC OS X comes with a default Downloads Folder : User/Downloads. I don't want to use that locaation. Since I'm using the Opera browser, I _should_ be able to make that program change the default Downloads Folder to any location I want using Preferences/Advanced/Downloads. However, this is not working.
Any ideas how I can get my Default Downloads Folder onto my external HD (PS : I _know_ this is possible, since I once had it setup my way, but I've lost that config and can't seem to make it happen again.)