Download Location

Discussion in 'macOS' started by danqi, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. danqi macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2010
    Someone send me a large file using Mega. I opened the link in Safari and got a warning, that Safari is not fully supported. I took notice of this, but decided to try it anyway real quick before going through the hassle of installing another browser. The download started, but did not appear in the usual Safari downloads area. Instead it showed the progress within the website. Also I could not find it in the Downloads folder in the finder. So I got freaked out and aborted the download.

    Now I am wondering where the part of the file that I did download went on my hard drive and how to remove it.
  2. danqi thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2010
    So apparently, it has saved the partial download somewhere deep in my system, as I suspected. Does anyone know where this location would be for a Safari download, so that I can delete it?
  3. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    Use spotlight or FAF to find the file.
  4. danqi thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2010
    I looked at all files modified yesterday, including system files, and could not find anything. I know this is silly, but I am just to neurotic to let it go....
  5. jimthing macrumors 65816


    Apr 6, 2011
    London, UK
    I wouldn't worry, as it probably aborted the whole download, and didn't actually save anything on your machine. Don't quote me on it though.

    One thing you could do is just install Chrome (it's good to have more than one browser on your machine anyway as a backup option in case your main one fails and you need to access something quickly), and then re-download the file in that to see where it ends-up (Spotlight searching if need be).
  6. smithrh macrumors 68020


    Feb 28, 2009
    Mega is a pain, that's for sure. I needed a 20k file and Mega would choke on downloading it. Wonderful.

    If you don't want to use Google's Chrome (and I don't), Opera works on Mega.

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