Download failure......

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Neptunian, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. Neptunian macrumors member

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    Hi! I'm a MacBook user. Recently I have a problem downloading files from the Internet. When I click on 'Download Now", the Downloads wondow will pop out and starts to download (sort of). But, just a few KB before stoping and says "Cannot create file". May I know what's the problem? What should I do? Please help me..... Thanks!:)
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    In your browser preferences, check what folder is being used for downloads. Is it a folder you own (that is, a spot where you have permission to create files)?
     
  3. Neptunian thread starter macrumors member

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    I've checked, and it says "Desktop".
     
  4. amiga macrumors 6502

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    Silly question but is it something that is Mac compatible? Also what connection speed is your internet connetion?
     
  5. Queso macrumors G4

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    I know all the demis are going to rib me for this, but can you repair your permissions?
     
  6. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Okay. If (just for now) you change it to your Documents or home folder, do downloads then work?
    That's what we're working on. The Disk Utility thing will only repair system permissions, not user ones, though.
     
  7. Queso macrumors G4

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    Ah. In that case open the Terminal and paste in the following command:-

    chmod -R 755 ~/Desktop
     
  8. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    That should be:

    chmod 700 ~/Desktop

    to get the normal Mac security setting. But we still want to see if the other folders work, because there could be more Stuff™ going on here.
     
  9. Neptunian thread starter macrumors member

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    Solved.....

    Hahahaha..... Silly me. I know it sounds silly, but i seems to find out the source to problem. Stupid me..... Actually the reason why it can't download files to the Desktop is because i've locked the Desktop (there's a button in "Get Info" where u can actually lock the Desktop from any changes). I've unlocked it and everything seems to be working great now. Hahahaha.... Sorry for all the trouble.I just realised bout this just now. Anyway, thanks for all the help...... :p
     
  10. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    On the plus side, you can now rest assured that the lock option really does do something :D
     

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