How do I download eD2K files with Safari

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by malfromcessnock, May 8, 2012.

  1. malfromcessnock, May 8, 2012
    Last edited: May 8, 2012

    malfromcessnock macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2012
    Hi board members - I want to download eD2K files.

    I am using the current version of Safari but when I click on the link for the file I want to download I get a message saying Safari can't download eD2K files.

    I would have thought it would automatically open as it would with any other torrent.

    or, maybe my knowledge is lacking and I need to use another application.

    Can any of you people help me with this please?

    Cheers, Mal
    Lion 10.7 on current Intel MBP
  2. fletch33 macrumors regular


    Dec 11, 2008
    Under a Rug
    quick google search tells me that the file is actually an executable file which would require Windows to work. the information you need though may be in the file if you try and open it with TextEdit you may have some luck.
  3. malfromcessnock thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2012
    Thank you #fletch33 - good job I have kept my Dell Notebook then - I'll get that out of storage and download these files using Windows.

    I'll get back to you tomorrow and report my progress. (now why didn't I think to google eD2K files)

    Cheers, Mal
  4. matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    No sir! It's an eMule file (eD2K=eDonkey). Mac has applications to open this kind of file alright.
  5. malfromcessnock thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2012
    Thank you matrix07- so there is a Mac app for these files. I'll download Acqlite 0.4.1 and give that a go.

    Thank you again and to fletch33

    All the best, Mal

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