Do canceled downloaded files get stored to HD?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by LChong, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. LChong macrumors newbie

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    Say you were downloading a file in Safari and the download process gets canceled, does the file discard itself or takes up space on your hard drive?
     
  2. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, it does. They'll be in the same place as your downloads end up when they're done. They'll be safari files.
     
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Sometimes. I usually find files with random names and an extension of .part. They can simply be deleted. I think Firefox can resume from those if you tell it to retry a download. Safari might be able to do something similar. A possible reason as to why they aren't deleted automatically.
     
  4. iAlexG macrumors 6502

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    I think if you don't remove the file from the download list you can resume
     
  5. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    True. the extension is .download i think on the incomplete safari downloads, though.
     
  6. iAlexG macrumors 6502

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    Yes. I haven't tried resuming in firefox
     

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