Oh my god this is sooo annoying!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by airbourne, Oct 9, 2005.

  1. airbourne macrumors newbie

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    ok whenever i try to download anything off the internet like off mac.com or apple.com once it downloads, it comes up on my desktop in excel format. i downloaded the new stuffit too so im not sure whats going on.... can anyone help?
     
  2. thedude110 macrumors 68020

    thedude110

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    What browser are you using? If IE, you may want to check this thread http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=149462

    As a workaround, you can always change the file extension on the file from .xls to .sit (assuming you're working with a zipped file).
     
  3. airbourne thread starter macrumors newbie

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    im using internet explorer
     
  4. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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  5. thedude110 macrumors 68020

    thedude110

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    IE might very well be the problem.

    Try using Safari (if you're using OS X.1 or later). Otherwise, use IE to download Firefox. I don't remember what the extension on that download will be, but I think changing the extension to a .sit will work (if it shows up as an Excel file). You can then successfully pursue all kinds of downloads by using Firefox instead of IE.

    But, if you already have Safari, by all means, just use Safari!
     

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