Solved downloading always goes to DOS

July 23, 2011 at 22:22:55
Specs: Macintosh
Downloading anything such as RAR unzipper or MP3's I only get a DOS document.

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#1
July 24, 2011 at 00:30:48
You might want to explain what you mean by 'dos document'.

And if this is happening on a mac you should probably post in the mac forum.


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#2
July 27, 2011 at 11:02:14
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Go to your downloads folder, click on one of the files in question and then go to Finder's File menu...click on "Get Info." On the pane that shows up, look for a drop down box that says "Open With" or something like that (sorry I'm on a Windoze PC right now so I'm working by memory).

You should then be able to choose an application (such as RarX or iTunes) to open the file. This **should** (as long as Finder plays nicely) make it so that when you open .rar or .mp3 files in their appropriate programs.

Best of luck!

Addendum to my earlier post: When you say "Rar Unzipper" do you mean a program to unzip rars? If so, make extra sure that you are downloading a Mac version...because if you "accidentally" downloaded a version for a different operating system, mac OS often treats those as "Unix" files which will open a terminal window and usually does nothing else.....


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July 31, 2011 at 17:13:00
Thanks for your help. I can't find the Downloads folder as it vanished while I was trying to use it a few weeks ago. I can download but the folder is not accessible for me to look through. I will try to locate it and then give your suggestion a go.

Thanks again!


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