Problems Downloading...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rToYnBee, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. rToYnBee macrumors newbie

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    Morning,

    I am new to mac, and still trying to figure a few things out. I've done a few downloads (Yahoo IM, etc.) without problems.
    There is one site that I use all the time and I can't get the downloads to work. I'm choosing the apple version, and when it downloads, it is only a text file. At the top of the file is says "cannot open in DOS".
    If I'm choosing the apple version, shouldn't it download properly?
    Here is the site:
    http://www.pccrafter.com/shopping/productList.aspx?c=n
    I am downloading the creatables which are .jpeg graphics that come in files.
    Any help here would be greatly appreciated. I'm lost without these!!

    Thanks,
    Rhoda
     
  2. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

    Fleetwood Mac

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    Hi Rhoda,
    Do you know what kind of files the jpg's come in? It should say after the name of the file. For example, in FleetwoodMac.zip zip would be the type of file.

    Try downloading the Windows version and tell me what happens + what kind of file it is.
     
  3. rToYnBee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay. I went in and tried each file (mac and windows).
    When I download either it starts out with a file ending name of .aspx
    The Mac version changes to a .sit file.
    The Windows version changes to a .exe file.
    Here is a sample of a download for the Mac.
    "DownloadContent.aspx" and then that changes to "sweaterweatherJPG.sit"
    Both versions open as a text file when the download is complete.

    Thanks for your help!!

    Rhoda
    P.S. I have windows at school, so if I remember to check tomorrow, I will see what the files say there!
     
  4. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

    Fleetwood Mac

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    A .sit file is a compressed archive that was used extensively for older Mac OS versions. You should download StuffIt Expander and see if it can open up the files for you.
     
  5. rToYnBee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You are WoNDerFul :D
    That worked perfectly (and easily). Another reason to love Mac. I wasn't digging all over to find where things installed.

    Thank you so much for your help. I'm sure I will be back again...that whole learning curve thing *wink*

    Have a great weekend (and Holiday!)

    Rhoda
     

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