4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 27, 2009 8:31 AM by ~Bee
Kairin Level 1 (0 points)
Okay, so today I decided to quit my Safari and then re-open it like I usually do. Today was different. When I opened it, it said, "Hello! Welcome to Safari 4!" and did a little fancy introduction. I reacted, "Okay... I never said to upgrade. I don't understand why it did this... This computer is getting old I guess." So, I guess it upgraded by itself entirely since it erased all of my history, my bookmarks, and pretty much everything else saved to my Safari program. This includes its usual ability to download.

What should I do? How can I make it download again? Every time I click a download link, it says, "Cannot create file" and I KNOW this is the new Safari's doing since earlier today, when I had my old Safari, it download just fine, and these sites I use NEVER have any downloading problems. Please help. Thanks in advance.

ALSO, this has been happening. There are just random pop-ups that say, "*Cannot make a keychain to store Safari*" or something like that. It has two buttons, either "Cancel" or "*Reset to Default*". What do I do there as well? Do I reset? Will I lose everything I just created if I do so? Thanks in advance.

iMac. Safari is the new 4., Mac OS X (10.4.11), It's old. I have so many problems with it.
  • Golden Shoes Level 5 (4,015 points)
    Greetings,

    Okay... I never said to upgrade. I don't understand why it did this...


    Mac OS X does not upgrade by itself; you had to have agreed to it, even if you didn't realize it or don't remember it. Did you recently install iTunes 9.x or anything else via Software Update? If so, that's why you have Safari 4.0.3 now.

    Installing Safari does not erase your History, your Bookmarks or anything else. What system maintenance have you done, and when was the last time you did it? How much free space do you have on your hard drive, and what is the total capacity of your hard drive?

    What should I do?


    That all depends on what the problem is, which we haven't determined yet.

    How can I make it download again?


    Test Safari by creating a new User account and see if you can download anything in that account. If you can, the problem is specific to your regular user account; otherwise it's a systemwide issue.

    After you do these things, insert your Mac OS X install disc and startup your Mac with it by holding down the 'C' key until you see the spinning gear icon, then release it and wait for it to finish. Select your language, then go to the menu bar and choose Utilities > Disk Utility. Select the icon for the name of your hard drive on the left, then click Repair Disk Permissions and when that finishes, click Repair Disk.

    Post back with the exact text of any disk problems it was unable to fix, as well as the information asked for at the top of this post.
  • ~Bee Level 7 (31,425 points)
    Kairin --
    Golden's right on the money.
    Macs don't upgrade themselves.
    Did you by any chance open up another user account on your Mac?
    Did you decide to change the name of your home folder?

    Upgrading the version of Safari does not erase the bookmarks . . .
    or your ability to download.
  • Kairin Level 1 (0 points)
    Dear Golden Shoes,

    No, I have not recently installed the iTunes 9.x or any Software Updates. I didn't do any maintenance. The last time I did was in... June? About June or early July. I had about 46.23 GB on my hard drive out of 74.
    Did you by any chance open up another user account on your Mac?
    No.

    Did you decide to change the name of your home folder?
    Yes! I changed it from my first and last name as one whole word to making them separate. Was that a mistake? God, this whole thing erased everything I had. I'll post back when I do that disk repair thing. I've done that before and it didn't really fix anything, but I'll see again.
  • ~Bee Level 7 (31,425 points)
    You need to fix that . . .
    Change it back to it's original name.
    And all your stuff is still there.

    Read this FAQ:
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.4/en/mh1952.html

    Message was edited by: ~Bee