I am baffled. I licensed a couple of images and they apparently downloaded to my computer BUT I was not asked where I wanted them. I cannot find them anywhere; they do not turn up in a search. However, they were deducted from my available images. I have searched on desktop, in downloads, in the CC library, and in the folder that I had one time designated for the previews to download in. Plus I have searched the entire computer.
I have used several stock sites and they always ask WHERE the download should go. When you license an image where do yours go?
It goes to the download folder of the browser.
If you can search for the image as you mentioned try to open it up with Photoshop or any other application and right click on the image and choose reveal in explorer (windows) or finder (Mac).
If you are saving them to a library it is not actually downloading to your computer. You have to actually click download for it to reside on your computer.