"Desktop" keeps downloading

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by backtothefuture, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. backtothefuture macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2007
    These files titled "Desktop 1", "Desktop 2", etc... keep downloading every half hour. They are saved into my Users folder. I dont know why or how I got them...does anyone know how to stop them?
  2. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000


    Mar 20, 2009
    Near London, UK.
    Do you mean "appearing" rather than "downloading"? IF not, how do yoiu know they are downloading? What browser is downloading them? Is it exactly every 30 minutes, or roughly? Have you looked in one? Opened one with text edit? I wonder if its a log file from something you have running?
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    What browser, what Mac OS X version and what Mac do you have?

    Also by meaning downloading, do you mean one of the internet services?

    Or does it also happen when you're disconnected from the internet?

    What size are those "Desktop1..." files and what suffix/file extension do they have?

    Also, have you enabled Show Hidden Files via Terminal or some other program like Onyx?

    Does MRoogle bring some results?

    This came up doing a Google search.
  4. emptyCup macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    He knows because the Download window shows them down loading. I get them too but only when I visit certain sites which have always been reputable. They are 0K in length.

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