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I can't download ANYTHING!

4239 Views 22 Replies Latest reply: Feb 2, 2010 10:00 AM by Bill Myers RSS
  • dbsneddon Level 4 Level 4 (1,525 points)
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    Dec 21, 2009 6:32 PM (in response to STKscott)
    Can you try changing your download location in Safari or Firefox
    and try again? Try the Desktop.
    In a Terminal session try the following
    ls -ale@ Downloads

    and post the results.

    Dave
    MacBook 13", Mac OS X (10.6.2), iMac G5 (10.5.8), iBook G3 (10.4.11)
  • DaniDuck Calculating status...
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    Dec 29, 2009 5:11 PM (in response to STKscott)
    All the problem is caused by the speed dowloader plug-in. put speeddownloader in spotlight and delete it. Also you can find it under Macintosh HD/Library/Internet Plug-ins

    This solution is for any version of OSX like leopard 10.5.x or snow leopard 10.6.x

    Good Luck!
    Macbook Black, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 4bg ram - core2duo 2.4
  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,580 points)
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    Dec 29, 2009 5:20 PM (in response to DaniDuck)
    Dani --
    Welcome to Apple Discussions.
    It's great that your first post is helping others here.

    Speed Download needs their own UNinstaller to get rid of everything.

    Welcome and enjoy!

    Message was edited by: ~Bee
    17"MacBookPro; 20"iMac Duo; iLamp; PB G4; mini; and a few more., Mac OS X (10.6.2), LaCie Ext. HD
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,150 points)
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    Dec 29, 2009 9:12 PM (in response to DaniDuck)
    What makes you say that? I've been running Speed Download on Leopard and Snow Leopard without issues.
    24" iMac 2.8 Core 2 Ext 4 GB RAM/G4 450 MP Gigabit 1.5 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.2), (G4 w/10.5.8/10.4.11/9.2.2)
  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,580 points)
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    Dec 30, 2009 6:59 AM (in response to baltwo)
    baltwo --
    The problem with Speed Download (and some other internet enhancers) is that IF a person
    installs it, come up on the payment deadline and decides not to use it, they cannot download
    anything. Yazsoft is great about sending people the uninstaller, in case the user just trashed
    the SD folder (with the uninstaller).
    17"MacBookPro; 20"iMac Duo; iLamp; PB G4; mini; and a few more., Mac OS X (10.6.2), LaCie Ext. HD
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,150 points)
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    Dec 30, 2009 12:39 PM (in response to ~Bee)
    Sorry, I've never seen that issue, but I'll defer to your experience. I'd still like to know DaniDuck's reason for the comment.
    24" iMac 2.8 Core 2 Ext 4 GB RAM/G4 450 MP Gigabit 1.5 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.2), (G4 w/10.5.8/10.4.11/9.2.2)
  • Gregory Mcintire Level 4 Level 4 (2,170 points)
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    Dec 30, 2009 8:01 PM (in response to STKscott)
    I had the very same problem with snow leopard and solved it but my bigger problem at the moment is I don't recall for sure how I solved it.

    But for starters, instead of downloading by clicking on a link in Safari try right clicking on that link. Then select Download linked file as... and this will get your file you want.

    I have always used "iGetter" which is a very good download manager when I used 10.5.8. It finally came out with a version that works with 10.6.x which I now use. It has a preference within it to tell Safari and FireFox and whatever else to use iGetter as the download manager. I now use it and I no longer have to right click on a link to download it. I just click and it downloads it and I must say, faster than Safari's own download manager and it can be stopped and started at any time without losing anything it has already downloaded. It is will worth the bucks, and for that matter has an unlimited free trial period.

    One last thing to try is to run Safari in 32-bit mode. Not an elegant solution but it may lead you to a solution as that can of thing often does.
    2.53 GHz 15" MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Bill Myers Calculating status...
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    Feb 2, 2010 10:00 AM (in response to STKscott)
    I've got exactly the same problem (10.6.2, Firefox & Safari) and using the Speed Downloader uninstaller did the trick!
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