Download file specify format

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 425, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. 425 macrumors member

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    I am not the biggest techie, so sorry if my questions seems dumb or impossible to do.

    I am seeking to download a file through a file hosting service via Safari 5.1.2 on Mac OS X 10.7.2. This file is originally a .avi video file. However, it seems to have been erroneously named as "[file].avi.001". In order to correct this, I right clicked, and selected "Download Linked File As," then changed the text to "[file].avi". However, when I downloaded, I discovered that Safari had added back in the incorrect ".001". Is there a way to not let it do this or will I not be able to properly download this file?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    #2
    Download it as is, then rename it after it's complete.
     
  3. 425 thread starter macrumors member

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    I've tried that, the file won't play (but other avi files do)
     
  4. Dark Dragoon macrumors 6502a

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    if it has 001 on the end, it's likely a split archive.
    In that case you would need the other parts and then combine them into the final .avi file using something like 7zip.
     
  5. 425 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah. Never knew of that. I'll try it tonight and reply to say if it works.
     

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