So being a mac user, it took me forever to find my minecraft saves folder. Because I do not want to need to find it again, I moved the folder to my desktop, instead of copying and pasting it or just leaving the folder alone. Now my saves do not appear, and I cannot save worlds. How do I find the folder and where did I put it (I also dragged the folder back into where I thought it should go and it just disappeared. Could someone advice me on what to do?
You can't move the folder away from where Minecraft keeps it – Minecraft won't know where you put it and will just assume you've deleted your saves.
You need to put it back in your "minecraft folder" which is in
However, you probably can't find that location easily because Library is a hidden folder. The easiest way to find it then is to open Minecraft, log in, click Options… → Resource Packs → Open resource packs folder. This will open a Finder window showing you a (probably empty) folder. With this Finder window at the front, press ⌘+↑. That will navigate up into your Minecraft folder. Put your saves folder here, so that there is the
minecraft folder with a
saves folder inside it, with your worlds inside that.
If you want to be able to find your saves easily still, right-click the saves folder and choose "alias". This will make a shortcut that you can move anywhere you want.