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cambrell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I recently upgraded to Lion, and am in the process of downloading a game, however my download was interrupted when i needed to shut down my computer for the night. When I logged on this morning I assumed I could resume the download from the night before, and to my surprise I found out that I couldnt. In the old version of Safari there was a resume button in the downloads window - that seems to have disappeared in the new version. Any thoughts? Drives me mad when apple remove features when they add others.


Lion Safari, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • 1. Re: How to resume downloads in Safari 5.1
    Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (89,680 points)

    Are you clicking the download icon (top right corner of the Safari window) with an arrow facing down? 

  • 2. Re: How to resume downloads in Safari 5.1
    Bojeebees Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having the same issue.  Even after clicking the download icon, the only option available is the magnifying glass which opens the incomplete download in the finder.  I was hoping I could somehow use the incomplete Safari download icon to resume, but have not yet found a way.

  • 3. Re: How to resume downloads in Safari 5.1
    Nathan Guinle Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)

    WOW..... really Apple.

    I just had my power go out.

    Restarted my computer and tried ro resume the download I was in the middle of.....

    NOPE..... Seems we can no longer do this unless it is a special secret......

    Or maybe this feature went the way of Front Row?

    anyone have any idea how to get resume download going?

  • 4. Re: How to resume downloads in Safari 5.1
    Rollemtam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Anybody got an answer to this one? It's been bugging me for ages!!

  • 5. Re: How to resume downloads in Safari 5.1
    webwarp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This really is frustrating, I hope someone finds it soon, it must be somewhere!!!!

  • 6. Re: How to resume downloads in Safari 5.1
    CRM-114 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Hi all, I did a little test and hope this helps.

     

    If the download history has also been cleared, you will not see the Downloads arrow as mentioned by Carolyn, shown in the image below and therefore not be able to resume from this option.

    Screen Shot 2011-09-17 at 13.01.07.png

    If you do not have the option, then go to your Downloads folder and you should hopefully have a partially download file:

    Screen Shot 2011-09-17 at 13.01.25.png

    Double click/tap this and it will open by default in to Safari and you should once again see the download resume from where it left off. The downloading icon will appear in the top right corner as well as showing the item update in the Downloads folder itself

    Screen Shot 2011-09-17 at 13.00.50.png

    Note, that if you do not have a Safari running, the download will start Safari, resume and complete without necessarily opening a new window.

     

    One more note: Having read another post, the ability to resume may be dictated by the server/service you are downloading from. If that is so, the solution above may not work all cases and so should not be regarded as a problem with Safari.

  • 7. Re: How to resume downloads in Safari 5.1
    antoniosolo13 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have this same problem... I was trying to download xCode 3.2.6 on my OSX 10.5.8 and i could not resume  the download after quiting Safari... Any sugestions?? Please help.....

     

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  • 8. Re: How to resume downloads in Safari 5.1
    Wesley Gunder Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    there is no solution on safari for this at this time it is better too jump over to Firefox and ditch Safari until Apple gets there house in order.

    You can not resume the downloads from safari and cannot reactivate or continue from a partialy downloaded file. Bottom line these where functions that where available in earler versions of Safari and have been removed or are not working anymore. Should not pass just pass the buck because the Apple employees are too lazy to do there job.

  • 9. Re: How to resume downloads in Safari 5.1
    echoche Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It's very frustrating for the Safari team to have removed a seriously key feature like this. I hope this is just a stupid oversight or bug and that it wasn't on purpose!

  • 10. Re: How to resume downloads in Safari 5.1
    steja Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Safari *does* have the ability to resume downloads: it works just as show in crm-114's post above. However, resuming the download must be supported by the server - and not every server does.

     

    This is not a problem of Safari - it is all the same with Firefox or Chrome.

     

     

    (As a side note, it is also not a problem of Apple's employees being too lazy to do their job - if at all, it is a problem of certain posters being too lazy to use google before blaming others )

  • 11. Re: How to resume downloads in Safari 5.1
    Wesley Gunder Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Then prove it, otherwise it is a prpoblem of Apple the previous post as show in crm-114's post is total BS cause there solution does not apply and is unacceptable it is not the users job to correct for Apple's blunder.

  • 12. Re: How to resume downloads in Safari 5.1
    Conradian Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Screen Shot 2012-06-11 at 18.26.01.png

    I believe this is the issue everyone is having. If CRM-114 and like-minded individuals would like to take a look at this screenshot from my own mac the downloads have frozen and there is no button to resume. Double-clicking on either of these downloads just results in them trying to be opened and failing. A fix without having to restart the two downloads would be appreciated.

     

    -Con

  • 13. Re: How to resume downloads in Safari 5.1
    mcbuffy Level 4 Level 4 (1,050 points)

    Hello,

     

    If downloading is paused (by yourself) not interrupted, there's a Resume button.

    If you can't see it, you can only re-download the file : do a right-click on the item in the download list and copy the URL of the file. Paste it in a new window and press enter to re-download it.


  • 14. Re: How to resume downloads in Safari 5.1
    jefffromredmond Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    you just need to clear the list, then double click the download file

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