Safari 5 does not download DMG files

The Problem:Last week I noticed that Safari was not downloading any of the DMG files that I was trying to download. Later on, I realized that I had installed and later un-installed Speed Download from my computer. Basically Speed Download was supposed to be taking care of all my browser download, however there were some issues and decided to remove it.

Well, now Safari could not handle my downloads (DMG files). After looking at some posts and information online, apparently Speed Download does not play well with Snow Leopard.

The solution

  1. Quit completely out of Safari.
  2. Go to /Library/Internet Plug-Ins directory and locate the file SpeedDownload Browser Plugin.plugin and delete it.
  3. Restart Safari.
  4. Enjoy how Safari handles your downloads…