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In Topic: Unzipping Difficulties

Yesterday, 08:06 PM

OK - I'll check out the Safari angle.  I have received the "not enough memory" message on more than one file, but all but one eventually unzipped successfully.  I wasn't aware that Safari did unzipping; when I download a file it goes into the downloads app, and usually unzips automatically.  Now I need to download something to practice on . . .

In Topic: Unzipping Difficulties

Yesterday, 08:57 AM

Thank you, Jacqui.  The Mac has 16 GB memory; at the moment, with Safari, PSE (just program, no files), and Activity monitor open, it appears to have about 9 GB used & 7 GB free.


I seem to remember reading that shutting down completely was unadvised, unless the computer would not be used for over about 2 days; that may have been a previous OS, as I can't find the reference in the Missing Manual for Mountain Lion.  It is set to put the display to sleep if unused for 30 minutes, and the computer to sleep if inactive for an hour.


When the unzipping problem occurred, with the insufficient memory message, I closed all applications except the download file; it made no difference.  The zipped file was on the HD.  I tried it this morning, from the HD and after moving it to the EHD; no luck.  It seems that the only way to unzip is directly from the download file.  Although clicking on a zipped file is supposed to unzip it, that isn't working either.  The original error message suggested that I try downloading to another destination, but I have no idea how to do that.


I'm stymied!

In Topic: The Scrap Girls World Tour

Yesterday, 07:34 AM

Wow!  There are some awesome jungle pages in the gallery - wonderful work, ladies.


Here is mine - Refugio Paz de Las Aves;  the title means peaceful refuge for the birds, and Paz (peace) is also the surname of the founder of the refuge.

In Topic: Unzipping Difficulties

29 July 2014 - 07:10 PM

Thanks, Marilyn.  I do shut down the Mac, about once a week.  I didn't find an "empty cache" in the Safari menu, or any of the other headings.  I'll search; there may be a system difference.  I do vaguely remember it from earlier versions.  I thought Andrea was referring to a cache file resident on the Mac.  

In Topic: The Scrap Girls World Tour

29 July 2014 - 02:46 PM

Valerie, do we need to post when we've reached our 75 additional posts for the month, or do you keep track?