Safari ALWAYS saving to desktop

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sparky76, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. sparky76 macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2003
    No matter how many times I change my preferences, Safari always reverts to saving downloads to the desktop, rather than where I want them. I have a 2x 2.5GHz PM with 1.5GB RAM and OS X 10.3.5. Has anyone the same problem and, more importantly, a solution? I never have this problem on my G4 PB 12" (or the PB 17" for that matter).
  2. emw macrumors G4


    Aug 2, 2004
    Have you tried deleting your preferences file and then re-entering the new download folder?
  3. Logik macrumors 6502a

    Apr 24, 2004
    make sure the folder in which you're saving downloads to is owned by yourself and you have read/write access to it, otherwise it will revert to saving to the desktop.
  4. sparky76 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2003
    The folder is ok - I have checked (it is a folder called "Downloads in my home folder). Which preferences file should I delete (I presume it is the Safari prefs file, but where is it found?)
  5. andysmith macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2004
    West Mids, UK
    Try deleting these:


    Then log out, and back in.
  6. sparky76 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2003
    Thank you all - seems to work perfectly now. I suspect the problem was in the transfer of all files from my Powerbook to the new PowerMac.

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