Disappearing PDF Downloads

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  1. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    10.6.3

    I cant figure out where the downloads are going. In Safari Preferences, it's set to have the
    downloads go inside Finder in a folder called "Downloads," but the only thing in there is a GIF
    I downloaded. I searched in the Documents folder, but the downloads are not there either. :confused:
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    Have you tried searching with Spotlight to see where the files are?
     
  3. Merkava_4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's the icon on the top right corner
     
  5. stridemat Moderator

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    Magnifying glass in the top right.
     
  6. Merkava_4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  7. tpg macrumors regular

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    The name of the pdf file you downloaded.

    EDIT: How are you saving the PDF files exactly? Opening them within safari and then saving them, or right clicking and saving-as?
     
  8. Merkava_4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If I click on a PDF link, it immediately starts downloading. I don't get the menu
    widow that asks me if I want to save to disk like in OS 10.3. This is weird. :confused:
     
  9. tpg macrumors regular

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    I've found that some PDFs will open in the browser, while others will download straight away. If you try a selection of PDFs from different web sites, do you always get the same behaviour?

    Also, have you installed adobe reader? This installs a plugin that overrides Apple's preview plugin, so this might be giving you problems.
     
  10. Merkava_4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think I figured it out: The PDF's were being opened for viewing without actually being downloaded. After I got through viewing the PDF, I clicked on the previous page button and then I saw an Adobe icon with the option to download the file. I went ahead and downloaded the file and it went into the Download folder like it's supposed to.

    Thank you all for your help. :)
     

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