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Wednesday, July 4, 2007

The source of a download!

I sometimes find files that I downloaded weeks ago and wonder where I got them. Well, it turns out that OS X has this feature built-in. You just have to select the file and hit "Command-I". It will display the info as usual. You can then click on the arrow at the left of "More Info". The "Where from" option will appear with the URL of where you got the file. The only thing I noticed is that it seems to work only when you download the file with Safari. It doesn't look like Camino or Firefox records that info.

5 Comments:

Blogger David said...

great tip, that will come in handy. and yet another reason to use safari.

July 3, 2007 at 11:20 PM  
Blogger Haga Dummy said...

Cool, yet another security feature I can throw in the faces of my PC using friends.

July 4, 2007 at 1:31 AM  
Blogger Nessuno said...

Great tip! I wonder why it doesn't work with all files. I tried 10 files, all downloaded with Safari, and only 6 on 10 display that information...

July 4, 2007 at 7:14 AM  
Blogger victor.domingos said...

Safari usually uncompresses .zip files, and when it hapens the uncompressed files won't have that info.

July 4, 2007 at 9:29 AM  
Blogger robert said...

Thanks for all the great tips. What I don't understand is why Apple seems to want to keep these a secret. Even some of the geniuses at the Apple don't know them!

July 4, 2007 at 1:40 PM  

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