cannot download from safari 4.0

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by umdah, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. umdah macrumors newbie

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    Hi folks,

    I am new mac user, with a macbook running osx 10.5.7 and safari 4.0

    Whenever I click the download button from any site ( the most recent one being yazsoft.com for speed download ) nothing happens. The url changes for a second to show me .zip and then nothing.

    I checked the download folder, nothing there.

    Cannot even download firefox.

    Request help, please.

    Thanks.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    Have you...

    1. Restarted your computer
    2. Reset Safari (from the Safari Menu)
    3. Repaired Permissions

    Those are basics to get out of the way first

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

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    Is there anything in the downloads window? Did you change the download location in Preferences > General
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    You can also do a Spotlight search for the name of the downloaded file to see if it went somewhere else

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  5. umdah thread starter macrumors newbie

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    MacDawg, SkyBlue..thanks for responding quickly.

    1. restarted computer...yes
    2. reset safari...yes
    3. permissions..??? what's this

    no, download location has not been changed and spotlight does not show
    any downloaded files.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  6. sinoTrinity macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I got the same problem, neither Safari nor Firefox can download anything. And I tried what you guys suggested, but they do not seem to work. Plz help.
     
  7. TheBuffather macrumors 6502

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    Try to download Onyx and run it. That will clear out some "stuff", as well as repair permissions. It's pretty easy if you look around, you'll see what to do.
     
  8. sinoTrinity macrumors newbie

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    I appreciate your assistance.

    I tried OnyX and repaired the file permission. Also I tried some other related options. Unfortunately, it does not seem to work. Any further idea?
     

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