Downloading Files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by joshpark, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. joshpark macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I just bought a macbook and this is the first time that I am using the Mac OS. In windows, when you download a file, it asks you where to download that file. And you can browse to the folder you want to download in and you choose it.

    However, in Mac, when I download a file, it just gives you the choices of Network, the HD, Pictures, Applications, and etc. Just the BIG folders. But I cannot choose to save, let's say a picture file, within a folder that is within the Pictures folder. Is there an option to change the save method so I can choose a more specific place in which to download files?
     
  2. emw macrumors G4

    emw

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    You should have the option to download a file to any location you'd like. For example, Ctrl-Option-Click on a picture and select "Download Linked File As..." and then navigate to whichever folder you'd like.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Click on the blue arrow next to the file name to be give free reign of all the folders on your Mac. :)
     
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Click the large blue square arrow button to the right of where you enter the filename.
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    hhhmmm i thout it would automatically save to the desktop... thats where i would reccommend to save it, and then you can move it from there
     
  6. joshpark thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OOOH LOL OMG. I thought that arrow was for like selecting names or something. I only used the box beneath where you type the file name. Thank you!
     
  7. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Safari > Preferences > Save downloaded files to.

    There you can select the download destination. Desktop is the default.
     

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