2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 18, 2006 1:32 AM by Mark Mitchels
Mark Mitchels Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi, this is me trying to use a trick that I used to use on Windows with IE. If I saw a video on a website that was not available for download (simply because the website was not considerate enough to allow me to dl it) I let it load on the page itself, then searched the system files for the "temporary internet files" folder and located the file there (since, for the system to show a movie file, (not stream) it must first download it and then run it). I then moved it to somewhere more convenient.

Does this trick work with Safari and if so where is the TEMP file?

Thanks a lot, I hope that this is not illegal.

Mac OS X (10.4.4)
  • iBod Level 7 Level 7 (29,340 points)

    Safari stores it's temporary items in a Cache folder area (/Users/YourUsername/Library/Caches/Safari) but these files are only readable by Safari.

    A trick that often works is to use the Activity window (check under the Safari Window menu). You can download elements in there by holding the option key down and double-clicking the item you're interested in.

  • Mark Mitchels Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)