Show Mac App Store Downloads Folder (and more!)

@mroesch asked how to find the “Downloads” folder for the Mac App Store. Apple changed this from the time I posted the one and only app I ever did to MAS (a while ago). So, here’s how to do it now.

First, open up iTerm or Terminal and enter:

defaults write ShowDebugMenu -bool true

(don’t forget to hit return)

[Re]Start the MAS app and you should now see a Debug menu with the option to show the MAS Downloads folder. There are many other interesting actions/options there as well.

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8 Comments Show Mac App Store Downloads Folder (and more!)

  1. Theodore Cruz

    so is this folder modifiable and can be changed to a different directory? or no.

  2. Kevin

    Open the App Store application. Go to the menu bar heading Debug/Show Download Folder. That’s all there is to it.


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