Opening Attachments Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ginger Vitas, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. Ginger Vitas macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2009
    Hey guys and gals, I have hopefully a question one of you can help me with. On my MacBook when I open a file - for example a zip file that has pictures in it that I receive in an e-mail. Until recently I would clik on the zip file to open it and get a "Opening Attachments .zip" box which is normal. I would then have the option to open the file (default is Stuffit Expander") or "Save File." I always click "Save File" and until recently the file, whether it's a zip file, or just a single file, would open on my DESKTOP. Well I must have changed something because they no longer are opening on my desktop...and I'm not sure where they are opening up and being stored. So long intro to hopefully easy question. Since the Opening Attachments box doesn't have an option to where that "Save" option puts that file, where can I go to find out where it's saving these files to?

  2. Ginger Vitas thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2009
    I forgot one thing. This started right about the same time I started using Time Machine...
  3. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816


    Jul 6, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (BB 8900: BlackBerry8900/ Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/301)

    Search for the file it just unzipped.
  4. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000


    Mar 20, 2009
    Near London, UK.
    open stuffit expander , go to preferences >destination
  5. Ginger Vitas thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2009
    OK, one more do you open stuffit expander? I can't find it under my applications.
  6. Ginger Vitas thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2009
    OK, I figured this out..., on my own, which I guess is the best way because I learned something.

    The correct answer is...your download destination folder can be changed by going to the "preference" section of your web browser (firefox, safari, etc) and look around and sure enough I found where the downloads were being stored. The only question I still have, but probably any time figuring out, is why it changed.

    I switched it back to my desk top. All is now good with the world.


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