Why is it sending to downloads to TextEdit?

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  1. WinkWink726 macrumors regular

    WinkWink726

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    #1
    I was recently trying to snag some newer icons off of IFL and instead of turning the files when downloaded into a "file" in the download folder that i could actually open, its instead turning it into a TextEdit file with some unreadable stuff?

    I'm a total noob, so tell me... whats up with that? :eek:
     
  2. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

    Gray-Wolf

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    Possible non-apple item, and possible pulled the image/html rather than downloading it. It happened to me as well. Some of their files are not intact.
     
  3. WinkWink726 thread starter macrumors regular

    WinkWink726

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    okay, bummer!
    I found this cool set of icons called Tux'n'tosh, man they were really cute too!
    :(
     
  4. csa9 macrumors newbie

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    its going to text/edit bc OSX doesn't know how to open it...like opening a .exe, it needs. its probably a windows .ico file, or something else. if this isn't true, just try giving it a different extension such as .icns, maybe that'll work, but probably not. but either way, thats why its happening
     
  5. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Won't work. You need an ico to icns converter to do that. Simply renaming the extension won't do squat.
     

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