Problem downloading files from Web Browser

Discussion in 'macOS' started by minifridge1138, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. minifridge1138 macrumors 65816

    Jun 26, 2010
    This morning I turned on my computer and found a strange issue.
    I can not save files anywhere except /Users/<ME>/Downloads

    I can tell my browser to save the file to another location, but it fails. I just see the *.part file in /Downloads. But it never gets moved/renamed to the location I specified. It also doesn't show up in my browser's list of downloads.

    This is not a new Mac.
    I did not update any software.
    I am running 10.8 on a 2011 Mac Mini.
    It happens in Firefox and Safari.

    Any ideas?
  2. minifridge1138 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 26, 2010
    Resolved: some how the permissions had changed on the folders I was trying to use. Disk Utility -> Repair Permission did not work. I just used terminal.

    Now I just need to figure out how my folder permissions changed... :apple:

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