Files in Download Folder are Auto Moved to Trash

Revan12200

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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
 

Revan12200

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May 26, 2014
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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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Have you poked around in preferences? I'm curious now, and will try looking for that when I'm at home.
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.
 
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Cojm

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Sep 19, 2014
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You mentioned software that could be doing it, what software have you uninstalled?
 

Revan12200

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You mentioned software that could be doing it, what software have you uninstalled?
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
 

Cojm

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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
What other software do yoi have installed?
 

Revan12200

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May 26, 2014
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What other software do yoi have installed?
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
 

Cojm

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Sep 19, 2014
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On Clamxav's page

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

Delete Infected Files
This option will move any infected files to the trash silently. You will not be warned about the file which will remain in the trash until you empty it. If you use Growl, you will still see a small notification which can be disabled within Growl's preferences.

When you click OK to save your preference settings, if ClamXav Sentry is already running, it will immediately start watching your defined folders for new additions. If it is not already running, then you much choose Launch ClamXav Sentry from the ClamXav menu (beside the Apple Menu).


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Id also look into Onyx


Check if OnyX runs automatically on a daily basis


http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/how_optimize_your_mac_onyx
 

Revan12200

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May 26, 2014
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Thank you for your help Cojm. I have uninstalled ClamXav and Onyx using appzapper, however the problem persists.
 

Cojm

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Sep 19, 2014
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Thank you for your help Cojm. I have uninstalled ClamXav and Onyx using appzapper, however the problem persists.
try removing CCleaner


User Downloads - This option cleans all downloaded files in /Users/<UserName>/Downloads, as well as OS X's list of user downloads, which is separate from Safari's Download History mentioned above. Each browser may also keep a list of user downloads; see this topic for more information about cleaning settings for browsers other than Safari.
found :https://www.piriform.com/docs/ccleaner-for-mac/ccleaner-for-mac-rules/mac-os-x-tab
 

glenthompson

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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.