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  • Started 10 years ago by Kef
  • Latest reply 10 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • Kef Member

    I accidently pressed the "Make Fetch as the configuration FTP helper" and I can't seen to ondo it in Safari :$

    Could somebody help me?

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    What program do you want Safari to use for FTP (Safari does not do FTP itself)?

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Kef Member

    Untill I pressed that option it I just got a little black globe on my desktop, was convinienter than Fetch (the best program for FTP thou)

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Unfortunately I don't know of a good way to set the Finder as the FTP helper for Safari. Apple hasn't provided a user interface for that. It might work to delete the com.apple.internetconfig.plist file in the Preferences folder in the Library folder of your home directory, but you'd also lose some other preferences (so you might want to keep a backup in case you need to undo the change). If you're handy with an XML editor you could delete the specific entry in that file; let me know if you need help with that.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Kef Member

    I know HTML but I know squat about XML. What data is lost when I delete it?

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    You would lose information about your preferred web browser, email client, etc.

    If you decide to try editing the .plist file you'll find something like this:

    <key>Helper:ftp</key>
    <dict>
    <key>ic-data</key>
    <data>
    RlRDaA5GZXRjaCA0LjAuMmZjMQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
    AAA=
    </data>
    </dict>

    If you delete just that information it should forget about Fetch being the preferred FTP helper, and nothing else.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Kef Member

    I deleted

    <key>Helper:ftp</key>
    <dict>
    <key>ic-data</key>
    <data>
    RlRDaAVGZXRjaErMAAAAAAAIYBAAAAABAEIKsL//7pAA
    AAABAAAAAABCJMq//v//usAA38jAAAAADAAAAAQBC
    EAA=
    </data>
    </dict>

    But it still doesn't work

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    It's probably necessary to quit Safari before making the change, and then run Safari again. If that doesn't work I'd try renaming the file and restarting.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Kef Member

    And again, it doesn't work

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    It looks like the information is stored in a different file than I had assumed, com.apple.LaunchServices.plist. When I delete that file, or remove the "U:ftp" key, log out, and log in, Safari starts passing FTP URLs to the Finder.

    I hope this helps,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

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