Safari doesn't download ofx files, it displays them

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MaxBeagleton, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. MaxBeagleton macrumors member

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    I can't figure out why Safari (version 5.1) is displaying my bank's ofx file when I try to download my statement from my bank, instead of saving it as an ofx file to my Download folder.

    And, yes, I have the "Open safe files after downloading" unchecked!
     
  2. MaxBeagleton thread starter macrumors member

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    partial resolved

    Okay, I found the option key...

    If I option click the button on my financial site, Safari will download my ofx file and not display it, but it append a ".txt" to the end of the filename when it puts it into my download folder.

    What the ? How do I get it to stop that?
     
  3. Nermal Moderator

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    I'm just guessing but I suspect that the server has the file marked as "text/plain" instead of whatever it should be. If that's the case then it's a server-side issue.
     
  4. MaxBeagleton thread starter macrumors member

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    Safari and FireFox are different

    Thanks Nermal. I appreciate your thoughts. I know if I go through this same action with FireFox, it downloads the ofx file (without any option key required) with the proper ".ofx" filename extension.

    Could that still be a server-side issue, or does that suggest a (at least for me) undesirable Safari behavior?

    Is there an easy way to find out what the server is communicating to the client? If this is a Safari issue, I would like to register this with Apple.
     

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