can not download items form web broser

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dthree36, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. dthree36 macrumors regular

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    I have tried to figure this one out but can not. If I try to download a file from say macupdate or any other website where a file can be downloaded, it will not. All I get is the page were the file is for example. http://site/file.zip. This happens on both Safari and Firefox.

    Any ideas would be appreciated.


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  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Right-click and choose Download Linked File to Desktop if an automatic download does not work.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Option-clicking on the link to a file works as well.
     
  4. dthree36 thread starter macrumors regular

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    none of these options works. It is persistent among Safari and Firefox. It is too strange. I can't even download the new Safari Beta
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Did you change the name of your user, or move your Home folder?
     
  6. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    I'm sorry but I can't really remember how I fixed it but I think I had the same problem a long time ago. When I went to download, it would take me to the download dialog or something but was over stretched or something in the window and I couldn't click or hit enter to "confirm" the download.

    Just wondering if you have the same problem?

    I think I either deleted the Firefox/Safari Prefs or I did a fresh install of the OS. It was too long ago so sorry but hope this helps just a little bit. Good luck.
     
  7. harry454 macrumors 6502

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