I would like to change the default file saving location for Missive on Mac?

When downloading attachments Missive offers two options:

  1. Download: Downloads directly into your system’s default “Downloads” folder
  2. Save as…: Asks you where you want to download and will remember the location the next time

When double-clicking on an attachment, Missive downloads the attachment in a TMP folder provided by your system. Something like:


It is possible to open a file without it being on your system. If you right-click on the attachment and choose Open original, it will open it with your web browser. That’s the only way not to download it on your system. Your browser might automatically download some files, but that’s up to your browser.

You can change the default download folder in Settings > General > Download localtion. Please note that if you change this setting while using Missive in a browser, it will not affect the download location in the desktop app, and vice-versa.

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