Every time I try to download a file the download manager will pop up
but it appears blank. Also the file I try to download will usually
get a weird random name such as mx2z015z.dmg. It will then be unable
to be opened. The only way I can successfully download something is
if I can open it from the current location with StuffIt or any other
application. But if I try to save to disk first it seems to get
corrupted because the file fails to be recognized as a valid one .
I am not sure when the problem started happening but Firefox was doing
this before I upgraded and continues this behavior even after I have
cleared all history and caches and restarted.
Any one had the same issue and how did you fix it?
I think I just figured out my own problem. At one time I had set the
Firefox preferences to download items to a folder on my desktop called
'downloads'. Then I removed the folder some time ago. Even though
Firefox said it was saving all downloads to my desktop I went and
select desktop again and shazam, it started working correctly. So my
recommendation to you is not to trust the Preferences and re-select a
VALID location for your downloads.
just check :
close firefox ( if running )
goto Firefox profile folder "http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile#Firefox"
rename 'downloads.rdf' to 'downloads.rdf.1'
start FF in safe mode : see "http://kb.mozillazine.org/Safe_Mode#Mac_OS_X"