Safari DL problem

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  1. Ragnaros macrumors newbie

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    So when I try to download something on Safari, any sort of file, it does the "Preparing to download..." thing and then it says it "Cannot create file.":confused:
     
  2. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    Have you repaired permissions and/or restarted?

    50¢ says that fixes it. :)
     
  3. Ragnaros thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Please excuse me, I'm new to the mac world. I have only recently received my Macbook Pro.

    Anyway, I tried restarting and it didn't work. I'm not sure how to repair permissions though.:eek:
     
  4. Compatiblepoker macrumors regular

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    What are you trying to download? Could be incompatibility issues.
     
  5. Ragnaros thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've tried all different things...

    .wmv, .xls, .gif, .jpg, every file I've tried doesn't work.
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    To repair permissions, open the program Disk Utility, located in the Utilities folder. Click on the hard disk on the left (probably called "Macintosh HD") and then click on the "repair permissions" button. Wait until done. That's it. :)
     
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  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Have you installed any third party download management apps recently? Apps like Speed Download have to be properly uninstalled before Safari will download anything again.

    Also, does downloading work in other apps/browsers? :)
     
  9. Ragnaros thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No download mangement apps.

    I'd try to download another browser... but I can't download anything with safari.:eek:
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, so sites are showing up fine but downloads aren't working? Maybe look for a file named com.apple.Safari.plist, drag it to the Desktop whilst Safari is closed, and then reopen Safari. :)
     
  11. Ragnaros thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It says I don't have sufficent permissions.

    So I was on the Apple support forum and someone said to try and download the files to a different location - which worked. But I don't see why I can't download it to my dekstop.
     
  12. brnbenefield macrumors newbie

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    Do U Have The Start Up Disk For Ur Comp. If U Do Then Reinstall Then Mac Osx On Ur Comp.
     
  13. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    w cant anser when u tpe lik tish
     
  14. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Check the Desktop in your Home folder to make sure it has the right permissions. Do this through the Get Info function in the File menu. :)
     
  15. Ragnaros thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you very much!:D

    And thanks to the others your help was appreciated as well.:D
     

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