Media library: file system path and how to download

System Information
  • Strapi Version: v4
  • Operating System: Windows
  • Database: MySQL
  • Node Version: 16.x.x
  • NPM Version: 7.x.x
  • Yarn Version: 1.22.18

I’m using the basic built-in Media Library with the default provider. I uploaded some files but I can’t figure out where they are actually stored. I inspected the docker container and in the ‘public/uploads’ I couldn’t find anything. Is such path configurable and which is the default value?

In the API response I obtain the files information including the ‘url’ attribute populated with values like ‘uploads/<file_name>’ but which is the prefix and how exactly may I download those files? Is there an API for that, the same used to download the files from the admin console?