Safari Download File

Safari Download File

Important: If a download contains software, an alert appears when you open the item. To be safe, don’t open it if you weren’t expecting a software program or if it’s not from a trusted source.

  • Download an item: Click anything identified as a download link, or Control-click an image or other object on the page, then chose Download Linked File. (Some webpage items can’t be downloaded.) Safari decompresses files such as .zip files after it downloads them.
  • See a list of items you downloaded: Click the Show Downloads button  near the top-right corner of the Safari window. The button isn’t shown if the downloads list is empty.
  • Pause a download: Click the Stop button  to the right of the filename in the downloads list. To resume, click the Resume button .
  • Find a downloaded item on your Mac: Click the magnifying glass  next to the filename in the downloads list. If you move a file or change the download location after downloading it, Safari can’t find the file.

Tip: To change where downloaded items are saved on your Mac, choose Safari > Preferences, click General, then click the “File download location” pop-up menu and choose a location.

  • Clear the downloads list: In the downloads list, click Clear. To remove one item, Control-click it, then choose Remove From List. By default, Safari automatically removes an item after one day. To change when items are automatically removed, choose Safari > Preferences, click General, then click the “Remove download list items” pop-up menu and choose an option.

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