Problem 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.
- From the Safari menu choose Preferences.
- 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.