Safari ALWAYS saving to desktop

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

  1. sparky76 macrumors regular

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    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

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

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    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

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    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?)
    Thanks
     
  5. andysmith macrumors 6502

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    Try deleting these:

    ~/Library/Caches/Safari
    ~/Library/Safari/Downloads.plist
    ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.plist

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

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    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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