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Safari 5.1 (OS X Lion): If a downloaded file is missing

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If a downloaded file is missing

Safari saves downloaded files in a Downloads folder in the Dock.

  1. Open Safari if it is not already open.
  2. Open the downloads list.
    • On Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, click the Show Downloads button near the top-right corner of the Safari window:

    • “Show downloads” button

    • On Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, choose Window > Downloads.

  3. In the downloads list, click the magnifying glass next to a filename to see where the file is located on your computer.
    • If you download a disk image file, Safari shows the name of the disk image volume in the downloads list. If you ejected the volume, Safari shows the disk image file in the Finder.

      A disk image file has “.dmg” at the end of its name, and, though it is not a physical disk, its icon looks like a hard disk. To see the contents of a disk image file, double-click it.

    • If you download an Internet Disk Image, Safari decompresses the file and copies its contents to your downloads location, and then moves the disk image to the Trash. If you click the magnifying glass, you see the contents of the downloads location. If you want to save the disk image file, drag it out of the Trash.

You can also search for items using Spotlight. The Spotlight search field is in the upper-right corner of your screen, and has a magnifying glass icon.

Last Modified: May 29, 2014
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