1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 11, 2012 11:00 AM by macjack
dgirling Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Have recently upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion and am puzzled by apparent changes in downloading web pages and images. When I save a web page, it is saved automatically to the Documents folder whereas with Snow Leopard it woudl be saved to the Downloads folder. When I download images, they go straight to the Downloads folder without a dialogue box coming up on the screen giving me options where the image is saved. Some of the downloaded images end up in a 'Original Images' folder in the Downloads folder, some simply appear in the folder as usual. Also, within the Downloads folder, in list view, this 'Original Images' folder  and any other folder I create does not have the preceding arrow which when clicked allows the folder to open in a list of the sub-folders or files it contains.Where can I find information on this? Or is there something wrong with my version of ML?

Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 1. Re: Puzzled by changes in downloading images with Mountain Lion
    macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,520 points)

    I get the normal dialog box box when I choose Save As on a Safari page. How and where I want it saved.

    This function is controlled by Finder, so I think step 1 would be to reset your Finder prefs.


    Go to your Finder "Go" menu hold the option key and choose Library. Then go to Preferences folder and trash this file:



    Then, restart, or log out and in again.

    (You will have to reset a few finder prefs the way you like them.)