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Discussion in 'MacBook' started by thejms, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. thejms macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Help please!

    My macbook wont download files anymore. I tried a shareware download manager and when the trial expired I dragged the app to the trash. After that I was unable to download anything. I have tried both Firefox and Safari. Did I do something wrong?

    I am fairly new to mac, this is my first. Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

    ziggyonice

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    #2
    Try downloading something and tell us what happens.

    Here's a photo. I want you to use Safari, right-click on it and select "Save Image to 'Downloads'". If it works, the image should save to your Downloads folder.

    (You do know how to right-click, yes? Use two fingers on the trackpad.)

    [​IMG]
     
  3. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

    thejadedmonkey

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    #3
    here's a llama
    there's a llama
    and another little llama
    fuzzy llama
    funny llama
    llama llama
    [​IMG]
     
  4. thejms thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was able to right click the photos just fine, however, I am still unable to download stuff from links.
     
  5. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

    thejadedmonkey

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    I bet it's a safari plugin that thinks the program is still there.

    I'm in bootcamp and so my directions might be off, but it should be somewhere under User_Name/Library/Safari/Plugins or ~Library/Safari/Plugins
    It might be under library/application support/safari/plugins

    basically you're looking for a safari plugin folder that has a file name that looks like it works with the download manager you had installed, and delete that.

    See this is why Apple NEEDS to add an uninstaller to their OS!
    /rant
     
  6. thejms thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But this happens with Safari or Firefox. Do they use the same plugin?
     

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