Files involuntarily being moved to trash!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by fluffyemu2, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. fluffyemu2 macrumors newbie

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    For some reason, my .zip, .dmg and other archive files are being moved to my trash without my consent whenever they're decompressed. I do NOT want this to happen. How can I prevent this?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. fluffyemu2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I use both Safari and Firefox. Is there a setting in Safari that does that?
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    tada
     

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  5. fluffyemu2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Then that's not responsible for it, because I have it set to manual.
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    damn :confused: that is odd... sorry cant help ya
     
  7. sammich macrumors 601

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    That option only removes the download items in your download List, not any downloaded items.

    But if you notice in that window you can uncheck 'Open 'safe' files after downloading, it will stop trashing your items BUT won't decompress them either.
     
  8. BobZune macrumors 6502a

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    Possible issue - StuffIt set up to delete after expanding.

    For files open by default by StuffIt: In the APPLICATIONS folder, find the StuffItNN and open it. Run the StuffIt Expander.app and go to preferences - under Expansion, UNcheck "delete after expanding."

    Can't say the same for DMGs unless it was the Safari download-open-delete option issue explained earlier.
     

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