Browser won't download anything anymore...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by IliasDB, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. IliasDB macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2009
    -UPDATE- Problem solved !

    I have a problem with my 24" Aluminium iMac (with Snow Leopard)
    The problem is, when I try to download something, no matter what (an app from the Apple website's download section, a torrent, a song,...) nothing happens...

    I tried it with another browser (FireFox) and it didn't work either...
    I'm a little afraid that I will have to re-install Snow Leopard and lose all of my files... (Time Machine isn't configured, because I don't have an empty external hard drive...)
    Downloading attachments (Word files for example) in Mail, however, works fine...

    So when i click the download icon (of any kind) it just loads for half a second and does nothing, instead of showing the downloadscreen and starting the download...

    Please help.
    Thanks in advance,
  2. HarryPot macrumors 6502a

    Sep 5, 2009
    Do you have Speed Download installed by any chance?

    See this thread if you do.

    If not, try the basics first:
    - Restart your Mac.
    - Repair permissions.
  3. IliasDB thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2009
    Firstly, thanks for the fast reply ! ;)

    To answer your question, well I did have Speed Download, but I deleted it (using AppZapper) a while ago. When I use spotlight and search for speed download, it only shows the plugin, which can't be deleted (permanently) because it says it is in use...
    Speed Download isn't even in my programs list as well...
  4. iFirmware macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2009
    hold in alt whilst trying to delete the plugin or boot the mac into safemode (hold shift in whilst turning on) and then delete it
  5. IliasDB thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2009
    Hero !

    It worked, I deleted it in safe mode and now I can download again !
    Thank you very much !
  6. peka macrumors newbie


    Apr 2, 2008
    Can't download or upload any files

    Hi, i have same problem but i don't have speed download. Actually i have just formatted my mac book pro because it wouldn't boot. And now that i have all the basics installed i can't upload or dowonload anything, doesn't matter what internet browser i use.


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