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Apple Safari Download Opens Disk Image After Downloading – How to Disable

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20090609tu-apple-safari-compass-large-hero_safariProblem Summary. When downloading some files using Apple Safari, the files may open and this can lead to undesirable results. For example, when downloading a program as a disk image, it is a good idea to save the original disk image as a backup in case the program needs to be installed again later.

Problem Solution. Follow these steps to resolve this problem.

  1. From the Safari menu choose Preferences.
  2. On the General page, remove the checkmark next to Open “safe” files after downloading.

Now, when files are downloaded, they will be placed in the Downloads folder.

By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com