Files in Download Folder are Auto Moved to Trash

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Revan12200, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. Revan12200 macrumors newbie

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    I have a long running problem with my download folder on my mac. After downloading a file it will automatically move the file to the trash.

    This has been a problem throughout the mac's life (about 4 years). If I use another folder for downloads then the problem does not happen, so I know it is specifically related to this folder. There may be software that is doing this behind the scenes that I have uninstalled, but is still functioning.

    Thanks for any help.

    MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011)
    2 GHz Intel Core i7
    4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    OS X Yosemite
     
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Have you poked around in preferences? I'm curious now, and will try looking for that when I'm at home.
     
  3. Cojm macrumors member

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  4. Revan12200 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Chrome
     
  5. Revan12200, Oct 17, 2014
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    Revan12200 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm uploading a screen capture video on youtube, showing the problem.

    In the video I download about 6 files, 3 of which magically end up in the trash after five mins.

    http://youtu.be/z_PW09m2cU8

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    Do you mean system or browser settings? I have made sure 'open "safe" files after downloading' is unchecked in safari. What settings do you recommend changing.
     
  6. Cojm macrumors member

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  7. Revan12200 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No I'm not. I have have this problem over a number of years just with this particular folder.
     
  8. Cojm macrumors member

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    You mentioned software that could be doing it, what software have you uninstalled?
     
  9. Revan12200 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I had Intego's VirusBarrier X6 installed throughout the mac's life. The program was corrupt so earlier today I had to install it again so I could then uninstall it. But unfortunately, uninstalling VirusBarrier didn't fix the problem
     
  10. Cojm macrumors member

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    What other software do yoi have installed?
     
  11. Revan12200 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I marked more probable causes with a *

    4K Video Downloader
    Adobe Application Manager
    Adobe InDesign CC
    Adobe Media Player
    Adobe Photoshop CS5
    Adobe Reader
    Blackboard Collaborate Launcher
    fx-CG_ManagerPLUS_90DayTrial
    * CCleaner
    Civilization V: Campaign Edition
    * ClamXav
    ClaroCapture
    ClaroRead
    ClaroView
    Dragon Dictate
    * Dropbox
    Focusbar
    Gnuplot
    * Google Chrome
    Google Earth
    Inspiration 9 IE
    Kitabu
    Kerbal Space Program
    LogMeIn Hamachi
    Mathematica
    Mic Tuner
    Microsoft Office 2011
    Minecraft
    Readiris Pro 12
    ScreenRuler
    StuffIt Expander (3651)
    TextWrangler
    VLC
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    * OnyX
    X11
     
  12. Cojm macrumors member

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    On Clamxav's page

    http://www.clamxav.com/docs_prefs_sentry.php



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    Id also look into Onyx[​IMG]

    Check if OnyX runs automatically on a daily basis
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    http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/how_optimize_your_mac_onyx
     
  13. Revan12200 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your help Cojm. I have uninstalled ClamXav and Onyx using appzapper, however the problem persists.
     
  14. Cojm macrumors member

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    try removing CCleaner


    found :https://www.piriform.com/docs/ccleaner-for-mac/ccleaner-for-mac-rules/mac-os-x-tab
     
  15. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    Something else to try - create a new user, sign in and perform a download and see where the file goes. That will determine if it is just your userid that has the problem.
     

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