Find out where a file was downloaded from
You can quickly find out where any file was downloaded from by using the Mac Finder’s Get Info command.
- Select the file in question within the Finder
- Now go to Get Info on the file (File -> Get Info or Command+i)
- From the Get Info window, click on ‘More Info’ to see where you downloaded the file under “Where from:”
You may notice two URL’s listed as the ‘where from’ source, this is because the file was linked by one URL and downloaded from another. In the example screenshot, the file was linked to from a rcrdlbl.com URL (a music site) but the file itself was stored on Amazon’s S3 service, so both links are listed.
This is a really handy trick if you can’t recall where you downloaded certain files from, it’s made even better by the fact that you can select the URL’s from the window and visit them again.