Downloading Zip files onto a Mac through Mail

Posted on 2010-01-08
Last Modified: 2013-11-08
When I receive a link within an e-mail to download a .zip file, I right-click the link and select "Download Linked File". It downloads the zip file to to my downloads folder as I'd expect, however, it names the file "" instead of just simply "".

I always have to manually rename the file and remove the ".html" from the end. Then Snow Leopard asks me:

"Are you sure you want to change the extension from ".html" to ".zip"?

When I select yes, everything works just fine, but I do not want to have to do this each time I download a .zip file. I have to download .zip files often for my job and this really gets to be a real pain in the neck.

Does anybody know why this is happening - why the OS is adding ".html" to the end of the ".zip"? Or better yet - does anybody know what I can do to simply download the file as the .zip that it actually is?

Thanks in advance.
Question by:Jawwe23
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    Accepted Solution

    are you right clicking the link and choosing save as? or are you left clicking?

    if you are right clicking and choosing save as then just try left clicking the link and letting it ask you what you'd like to do with it.
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    Assisted Solution

    choose download linked file as instead and just rename it then, this also means you can put it in any folder, rather than it going into the downloads folder.

    Author Closing Comment

    I am right clicking the file. When I left click, it opens up in the browser and displays as computer gibberish.

    When I right click the file, I do not have the option to "Download linked file as", just simply "Download Linked File", which would automatically download to the Download folder without giving me the option to change it.

    However, for whatever reasons, this is no longer causing me issue. Everything is downloading as ".zip" just fine. *shrugs*

    Thanks for your help though.

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