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Tips on resuming timed-out Safari downloads


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I did some Google searches and I've gotten conflicting info so I figured be safe and ask some experts here.

How can I resume downloads in Safari that have timed-out? I see how I can pause and resume downloads, but can a timed-out download be resumed as well? I searched for download managers and some claim to do this but seem to have compatibility issues with Lion.

Any suggestions?
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I don't see why a timed out download can't be restarted. Did you try it? I don't think you can hurt anything. In my short time here it appears to me that most folks shy away from download managers for Mac. It seems that in many cases they are more trouble than what there worth.

I would try to restart the timed out download and let us know how it works.

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I don't see why a timed out download can't be restarted. Did you try it? I don't think you can hurt anything. In my short time here it appears to me that most folks shy away from download managers for Mac. It seems that in many cases they are more trouble than what there worth.

I would try to restart the timed out download and let us know how it works.

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Pat
How do I try and restart it though?

If I look in the download window it shows how much downloaded with just the magnifying glass to view it in finder. Clicking on the link just asks to replace the partial file that downloaded and starts from the beginning again.
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You may just have to restart it. It should not do any harm. Sounds like the website you are downloading from is very slow. I do not think it is a Mac issue. I don't know of any downloading program to help you with this. They seem to be troublesome on the Macs. At least that is how I read it on these forums.

I don't think you can start it from where it left off. You probably will have to start it over or download it at a time where the server may not be so busy.

Sorry I can't help you more.

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It depends on the site you're downloading from. Some site servers allow a "resume" when the download times out, others do not. Of course your browser also has to be able to "resume". Looking at the current list of extensions for Safari, there is nothing available for resuming a download. I believe there are several for FF.
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Just get back on to the site and hit download. In Safari under Lion it does automatically resume from the drop off point.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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