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Looks like OS X 10.4.3 changed Fetch behavior (again) (4 posts)

  • Started 18 years ago by recneps_divad
  • Latest reply 18 years ago from recneps_divad
  • recneps_divad Member

    It's still early in the game, but last night I upgraded to the newest OS X update. Later that evening I downloaded a series of ZIP files from my server. Later, when I returned (and they were complete) I found that they had small filesizes (4K - not 80MB for example) and the wrong icon.

    After a little fiddling about I realized that my entire files were there, just that the Finder hadn't updated things. Leaving the folder and returning to it refreshed the file sizes accordingly but the icon is still the "Fetch download" one. Annoying but hardly fatal at this point.

    Further experiments tend to isolate this problem to downloading from just my OpenVMS system and to all file types - not just ZIP files are left with the Fetch download icon. I've tried other servers and the files come out just fine.

    Looks like more VMS headaches guys - sorry!

    Posted 18 years ago #

  • recneps_divad Member

    Results from additional experiments:

    I've found that renaming the downloaded files seems to correct the icon problem. I can live with this as this is something that I do routinely anyway. However, there has obviously been some underlying changes to the Mac OS X Finder for this update and is a concern for me. Thanks.

    Posted 18 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator


    Thanks for the report. We've been able to duplicate this behavior on 10.4.3. Unfortunately it appears to affect all downloads occasionally, not just those from VMS servers - you're just getting lucky with the other servers!

    We are investigating the problem... yes, it appears to be a change in the Finder behavior on 10.4.3.

    Even though the files have the wrong icon, they should open in the correct application if you double-click on them. Please let us know if that is not the case for you.

    In addition to renaming the files, logging out and back in should fix the icons as well.


    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 18 years ago #

  • recneps_divad Member

    Thanks Scott. You are correct, the files are recognized as having the right file type, just display with the wrong icon. Annoying but managable...

    Posted 18 years ago #


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